What does slapstick mean?

Definitions for slapstickˈslæpˌstɪk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. slapstick(noun)

    a boisterous comedy with chases and collisions and practical jokes

  2. slapstick(adj)

    acoustic device consisting of two paddles hinged together; used by an actor to make a loud noise without inflicting injury when striking someone

  3. slapstick(adj)

    characterized by horseplay and physical action

    "slapstick style of humor"


  1. slapstick(Noun)

    physical comedy, e.g. slipping on a banana peel, exaggeratedly losing balance, walking into walls etc.

  2. slapstick(Noun)

    a pair of sticks tied together at one end and used to create a slapping sound effect for (1)

  3. Origin: From slap + stick, the English translation of the batacchio. The slapstick was a pair of sticks tied together that made a loud noise when struck together, and was used by the comic character Harlequin in the commedia dell'arte.


  1. Slapstick

    Slapstick is a type of broad physical comedy involving exaggerated, boisterous actions, farce, violence and activities which may exceed the boundaries of common sense.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of slapstick in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of slapstick in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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