love tap

noun

Definition of love tap

: a gentle blow

Examples of love tap in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Berg calls the musicians a dream trio who really love tap dance. Globe Correspondent, BostonGlobe.com, 3 Feb. 2022 There’s no such thing as a love tap between 1,600-pound race cars at 150 miles per hour. Joshua Robinson, WSJ, 10 Dec. 2021 Finally, in 2019, JAXA settled on a collection site and laid the groundwork for the cosmic love tap. Jennifer Leman, Popular Mechanics, 4 Dec. 2020 The hit was more a love tap, a Hey kid, that sucked for you, didn’t it?—but Binnington fell to the ice, supporting himself on the frame of the goal, left knee buckling, then right. Joan Niesen, SI.com, 4 June 2019 Later in the series, Stephenson decided to give James a love tap in the kisser. Sean Smyth, BostonGlobe.com, 6 May 2018 Trump's Monday love tap notwithstanding, McConnell, who couldn't get Senate Republicans to pass a repeal of Obamacare, has been the target of the president's ire and of Bannon's band of anti-establishment forces. Jonathan Allen, NBC News, 16 Oct. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of love tap

1809, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of love tap was in 1809

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“Love tap.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/love%20tap. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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