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slap

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noun \ˈslap\

Definition of slap

dial British

  1. :  opening, breach



Origin of slap

Middle English slop, from Middle Dutch; akin to Middle Dutch slippen to slip


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with slap


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slap

transitive verb

Simple Definition of slap

  • : to hit (someone or something) with the front or back of your open hand

  • : to hit something with a sound like the sound made when your hand slaps something

  • : to put (something) on a surface quickly or forcefully

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of slap

slappedslapping

  1. 1a :  to strike sharply with or as if with the open handb :  to cause to strike with a motion or sound like that of a blow with the open hand

  2. 2 :  to put, place, or throw with careless haste or force <slapped on a coat of paint>

  3. 3 :  to assail verbally :  insult

  4. 4 :  to subject to a penalty —usually used with with <slapped him with a $10 fine>

Examples of slap in a sentence

  1. She slapped him across the face.

  2. He slapped me on the back and said Good job!.

  3. He called the dog by slapping his hand against his thigh.

  4. Waves were slapping against the side of the boat.

  5. Gentle waves slapped the side of the raft.



Origin of slap

akin to Low German slapp, noun blow


First Known Use: 15th century


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slap

noun

Definition of slap

  1. 1a :  a quick sharp blowb :  a blow with the open hand

  2. 2 :  a noise like that of a slap

  3. 3 :  rebuff, insult

slap on the wrist
  1. :  a gentle usually ineffectual reprimand



1606

First Known Use of slap

1606


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slap

adverb

Simple Definition of slap

  • : exactly or directly

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of slap

Examples of slap in a sentence

  1. I walked slap into the post.



Origin of slap

probably from Low German slapp, from slapp, noun


First Known Use: 1672



SLAP Defined for Kids

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slap

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verb \ˈslap\

Definition of slap for Students

slappedslapping

  1. 1 :  to strike with or as if with the open hand

  2. 2 :  to make a sound like that of slapping <Waves slap on the rocky shore.>

  3. 3 :  to put, place, or throw with careless haste or force <She slapped her report on the desk.>




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slap

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noun

Definition of slap for Students

  1. 1 :  a quick sharp blow especially with the open hand

  2. 2 :  a noise like that made by a blow with the open hand <the slap of waves>





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