What does slap mean?

Definitions for slapslæp

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word slap.

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"


  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

  4. Origin: [OE. slappe; akin to LG. slappe, G. schlappe; probably of imitative origin.]


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Slap

    slap, n. a blow with the hand or anything flat.—v.t. to give a slap to:—pr.p. slap′ping; pa.t. and pa.p. slapped.—adv. with a slap: suddenly, violently.—adj. (slang) first-rate.—adv. Slap′-bang, violently, all at once.—adj. dashing, violent.—n. a cheap eating-house.—adv. Slap′-dash, in a bold, careless way.—adj. off-hand, rash.—n. rough-cast harling: carelessly done work.—v.t. to do anything in a hasty, imperfect manner: to rough-cast with mortar.—n. Slap′per (slang), anything big of its kind.—adjs. Slap′ping, very large; Slap′-up, excellent, very grand. [Allied to Low Ger. slapp, Ger. schlappe; imit.]

  2. Slap

    slap, n. (Scot.) a gap in a fence: a narrow cleft between hills.—v.t. to break an opening in.

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Anagrams for slap »

  1. SPLA

  2. laps

  3. salp

  4. pals

  5. alps , Alps

  6. Alps


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of slap in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of slap in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Tittu M John:

    Slap Me, But Don`t Hate Me

  2. John Marshall:

    It’s all just a big slap in the face.

  3. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    A man who smiles when he falls gives the Devil a good slap!

  4. Mariposa Gonzalez:

    It feels like a slap in the face. I feel like he’s betrayed us.

  5. Mike King:

    It is a slap in the face, not only to every American citizen but to every American veteran.

Images & Illustrations of slap

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