Definitions for slapslæp

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

slapslæp(n.; v.; adv.)slapped, slap•ping

  1. (n.)a sharp blow or smack, esp. with the open hand or with something flat.

  2. a sound made by or as if by such a blow or smack.

  3. a sharp or sarcastic rebuke or comment.

  4. (v.t.)to strike sharply, esp. with the open hand or with something flat.

  5. to bring (the hand, something flat, etc.) with a sharp blow against something.

  6. to dash or cast forcibly:

    He slapped the packages into a pile.

  7. to put or place quickly and sometimes haphazardly (often fol. by on):

    to slap mustard on a sandwich.

  8. slap down, to subdue, esp. by a blow or by force; suppress. to reject, oppose, or criticize sharply.

    Category: Verb Phrase, Common Vocabulary

  9. (adv.)directly; straight; smack.

    Category: Informal

Idioms for slap:

  1. slap on the wrist,relatively mild criticism or censure:

    He got away with a slap on the wrist.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of slap:

1625–35; < LG slapp, slappe; of expressive orig.



  1. Scot.a gap or opening.

    Category: Scottish

Origin of slap:

1325–75; ME slop < MD

Princeton's WordNet

  1. slap, smack(noun)

    a blow from a flat object (as an open hand)

  2. smack, smacking, slap(verb)

    the act of smacking something; a blow delivered with an open hand

  3. slap(adverb)

    hit with something flat, like a paddle or the open hand

    "The impatient teacher slapped the student"; "a gunshot slapped him on the forehead"

  4. bang, slap, slapdash, smack, bolt(adverb)


    "he ran bang into the pole"; "ran slap into her"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. slap(verb)æp

    to hit with a flat hand

    She slapped him across the face.

  2. slapæp

    to hit with a sound like a slapping hand

    The beaver slapped the water with his tail.

  3. slap(noun)æp

    a hard hit with your flat hand, or the sound it makes

    ***She gave him a slap on the face.

  4. slapæp

    sth that suddenly makes you feel or realize sth unpleasant

    Seeing her with her new boyfriend was a real slap in the face.


  1. slap(Noun)

    A blow, especially one given with the open hand, or with something broad and flat.

  2. slap(Noun)

    The sound of such a blow.

  3. slap(Noun)

    Makeup, cosmetics.

  4. slap(Verb)

    To give a slap.

    She slapped him in response to the insult.

  5. slap(Verb)

    To cause something to strike soundly.

    He slapped the reins against the horse's back.

  6. slap(Verb)

    To place, to put carelessly.

    We'd better slap some fresh paint on that wall.

  7. slap(Adverb)

    Exactly, precisely

    Nick Clegg at the NUS conference April 2010; "I hope your conference is going to go well. You've certainly chosen a great time to hold it u2013 slap bang in the middle of a general election campaign.

  8. Origin: Uncertain, probably from imitative origin.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Slap(noun)

    a blow, esp. one given with the open hand, or with something broad

  2. Slap(verb)

    to strike with the open hand, or with something broad

  3. Slap(noun)

    with a sudden and violent blow; hence, quickly; instantly; directly


  1. Slap

    A slap or "smack" is a broad stroke made with the open hand or the back of the hand, as opposed to a punch that is made with a closed fist. Slaps are frequently made across the face, but can be also made across hands or any other body part, and can use either the palm of the hand or the back of the hand.

Anagrams of slap

  1. SPLA

  2. laps

  3. salp

  4. pals

  5. alps , Alps

  6. Alps

Translations for slap

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a blow with the palm of the hand or anything flat

The child got a slap from his mother for being rude.

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