love tap

noun

Definition of love tap

: a gentle blow

Examples of love tap in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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, "At His Best and Worst, Jordan Binnington Reveals How He Has Stabilized the Blues," 4 June 2019 Later in the series, Stephenson decided to give James a love tap in the kisser. Sean Smyth, BostonGlobe.com, "Brad Marchand isn’t the only athlete who’s found weird ways to psych out opponents," 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, "Caught in a GOP Civil War, Trump Picks Both Sides," 16 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of love tap

1809, in the meaning defined above

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“Love tap.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/love%20tap. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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