Definition of slammer in English:


Line breaks: slam|mer
Pronunciation: /ˈslamə


1 (usually the slammer) informal Prison: if he had lived, he’d be in the slammer today
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  • Not even Judge Whitten, we hope, would throw a 6-year-old girl in the slammer for writing a book report.
  • Community service was firmly out of the question, and he was sent to the slammer for 10 years, eventually being transferred to Alcatraz.
  • The guy broke out of the slammer and shot her at point blank range.
2chiefly North American A person who deliberately collides with others when slam-dancing: a bit further back the slammers and bashers danced, shoved, tussled
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  • The slammers and hip-hoppers doubtless would find this collection hopelessly literary.
  • They rate the slammers on performance, content and overall vibe.
3 (also tequila slammer) A cocktail made with tequila and champagne or another fizzy drink, which is covered, slammed on the table, and then drunk in one.
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  • At the recent Hull Jazz Festival, tickets for Los Pacaminos sold out with the speed of a tequila slammer.
  • We ordered the Meze all round several bottles of Retsina and some Ouzo slammers.
  • You get cool techno vibes with your vodka or tequila slammers.

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