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[land-slahyd] /ˈlændˌslaɪd/

noun, Also called, especially British, landslip
[land-slip] /ˈlændˌslɪp/ (Show IPA), (for defs 1, 2).
the downward falling or of a mass of soil, detritus, or rock on or from a steep slope.
the mass itself.
an election in which a particular victorious candidate or party receives an overwhelming mass or majority of votes:
the 1936 landslide for Roosevelt.
any overwhelming victory:
She won the contest by a landslide.
verb (used without object), landslid, landslid or landslidden, landsliding.
to come down in or as in a landslide.
to win an election by an overwhelming majority.
Also called landslip



1670s, from land (n.) + slip (n.).

1856, American English, from land (n.) + slide (n.). Earlier was landslip, still preferred in Britain. Old English used eorðgebyrst in this sense; literally “earth-burst.” In the political sense, landslide “lopsided electoral victory” is attested from 1888.


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