transitive verb
\ ˈbich-ˌslap How to pronounce bitch-slap (audio) \
bitch-slapped; bitch-slapping; bitch-slaps

Definition of bitch-slap

: 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

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Other Words from bitch-slap

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

First Known Use of bitch-slap

1991, in the meaning defined above

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“Bitch-slap.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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