Dap meaning

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To dip lightly or quickly into water, as a bird does.
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To skip or bounce, especially over the surface of water.
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An elaborate gesture of greeting developed by African American soldiers during the Vietnam War, usually consisting of a handshake and other maneuvers such as hand slaps and a fist bump.
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A fist bump.
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To greet by means of a dap.
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To fish by dropping the bait gently onto the surface of the water.
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To dip lightly into water, as a bird.
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To bounce or skip.
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(1) (Distributed APp) See DApp.
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(Bristolian, Wales, usually in plural) A plimsoll.
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(Bristolian) To run or go somewhere quickly.

I'll just dap down to the shop.

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To do some form of dipping, dabbing, or bouncing action. (See Dapping.)

Sinking in metalworking is the technique of creating a hollow indentation, also known as doming, dishing or dapping.

Dapping is to rebound or adopt a rebounding action, e.g. to fish by letting the bait dip and bob lightly onto the water, in the manner that some insects lay eggs in the water.

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To fish by letting a baited hook fall gently onto the water.
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Origin of dap

  • African American Vernacular English of unknown origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Probably alteration of dab

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Onomatopoeic, from the sound made when a person runs while wearing daps.

    From Wiktionary