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Did you know that Dwayne Johnson's 'smackdown' expression was added to the dictionary?

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Based on the popularity of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s popular expression, Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary added the word “smackdown” in 2007. The word, one of less than 100 chosen that year, is a contraction of two words (smack and down) that Johnson made famous when describing the beatdowns (“laying the smackdown”) he would inflict on his opponents. It’s also the name of one of WWE’s two top live weekly televised shows. According to Webster's, the first official time that the word was used came in 1997.

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