bitch-slapped; bitch-slapping; bitch-slaps
: to slap (someone) angrily usually as an expression of dominance, contempt, or disrespect
I was tempted to let Foxy Brown know that it wasn't really possible for anyone to bitch-slap me with handcuffs on, but decided to keep a low profile.Chelsea Handler, Are You There, Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea, 2008
He liked the way he scared her half to death, the way he bitch-slapped her across the face for nothing and knocked her down on the floor, bloodying her nose.Chuck Barris, The Big Question, 2007
often used figuratively
In bitch-slapping the Hollywood system that feeds him, Soderbergh has crafted a striking film that is sometimes precious, often profound and always challenging.Peter Travers, Rolling Stone, 23 May 2002
bitch slap noun
Then she found out he's not only married but she knows his wife, who promptly gave Steph a bitch slap. Cameron Adams, Herald Sun (Australia), 28 Jan. 2009

Word History

First Known Use

1991, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bitch-slap was in 1991

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“Bitch-slap.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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