love tap


: a gentle blow

Examples of love tap in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For lesser incidents—say, a parking-lot scrape or a love tap at a stoplight—the options become more nuanced. Basem Wasef, Robb Report, 22 July 2023 The touch was reminiscent of another love tap between the royal couple at the BAFTAs in February — as the royal couple walked the red carpet, cameras caught a blink-and-you'll-miss-it moment where Kate patted William’s butt. Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 7 July 2023 As the Prince and Princess of Wales arrived at the 76th EE BAFTA Film Awards on Sunday, Kate took the initiative to give her husband a light love tap. Brenton Blanchet, Peoplemag, 19 Feb. 2023 There was some gamesmanship at the end of the frame, as Adesanya finger-wagged his opponent after a love tap to the midsection by Cannonier after the horn. Danny Segura, USA TODAY, 3 July 2022 Berg calls the musicians a dream trio who really love tap dance. Globe Correspondent,, 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,, 4 June 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1809, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of love tap was in 1809

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“Love tap.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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