There are 3 definitions of clobber in English:

clobber1

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Pronunciation: /ˈklɒbə
 
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verb

[with object] informal
1Hit (someone) hard: if he does that I’ll clobber him!
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  • I clobbered him with the butt of my cutlass and in no time had the respect of the toughest men in the establishment.
  • But obviously any impatient pedestrian stepping out immediately on getting a green man only has himself to blame if he's clobbered.
  • Yes - and before we get clobbered by someone in a koala outfit - we know that's exactly what the big boys do.
1.1Treat or deal with harshly: the recession clobbered other parts of the business
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  • The banks have been clobbered again for the way they deal with consumers.
  • One reason they fare well: Manufacturers get clobbered in a recession.
  • A crash was on the way, Baker pointed out, and it would financially clobber many working people.
1.2Defeat heavily: the Braves clobbered the Cubs 23-10
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  • Yet they were clobbered, suffering their worst defeat.
  • So, no big deal, Carlow defeated the all-Ireland champions in the same competition a few seasons back, and clobbered Dublin too.
  • There, when one side clobbers the other, the response is clobber back.

Origin

Second World War (apparently air force slang): of unknown origin.

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There are 3 definitions of clobber in English:

clobber2

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Pronunciation: /ˈklɒbə
 
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noun

[mass noun] British informal
Clothing, personal belongings, or equipment: I found all his clobber in the locker
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  • When you've gone to all the trouble of getting dressed up in your best clobber, it's so undignified.
  • And let's face it, the Sally Army are probably the only folk on the planet who would gratefully accept clobber from the flamboyantly dressed Swede.
  • And for the occasion the men are given cash to buy some new clobber for the girls, so that they can show them off at their best - they even get to pick the hairdos.

Origin

late 19th century: of unknown origin.

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clobber3

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Pronunciation: /ˈklɒbə
 
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verb

[with object]
Add enamelled decoration to (porcelain).
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  • The hateful practice of clobbering oriental porcelain, already begun, pointed a cheap and easy way to the decorators of faience.
  • The Dutch, in particular, used clobbering to embellish Chinese blue and white export and Meissen porcelain during the 18th and 19th centuries.

Origin

late 19th century: of unknown origin.

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