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Slay

verb; interjection; zero derivation verb to interjection; other word formation type metaphor; widening
1. to succeed, excel, dominate, and destroy. 2. an exclamation indicating appreciative surprise at something outlandish or extraordinary
 
The term is typically used among those who casually follow the music industry and the Billboard charts. It is typically used to show that your favorite artist is being especially successful.
Etymology : From the verb "slay" meaning "to kill by violence. "Slay"(v.) Old English slean "to smite, strike, beat," also "to kill with a weapon, slaughter" (class VI strong verb; past tense sloh, slog, past participle slagen).
Source : "I can't for Beyonce to slay the charts with 4!" (music message board, 2011)
Last modified: 25 November 2013


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