What does blockbuster mean?

blockbuster meaning in Etymology Dictionary

also block-buster, huge bomb (4,000 weight or larger, relating to some resources), 1942, from block (letter.) inside "built-up city square" feeling. Entertainment good sense is attested from 1957. U.S. feeling of "real property agent whom sells a residence to a black family on an all-white area," hence sparking an exodus, is from 1955.

blockbuster meaning in General Dictionary

a big bomb accustomed demolish extensive areas (as a city block)

View more

  • an unusually effective hit with extensive appeal and huge sales (especially a movie or play or tracking or book)

blockbuster - German to English

blockbuster [coll.]

Sentence Examples with the word blockbuster

The Deans and Fred were torn between discussing Fitzgerald's blockbuster announcement and this conversation, which was becoming more interesting by the minute.

View more Sentence Examples