Slap Definition

slăp
slapped, slapping, slaps
noun
slaps
A blow or smack, esp. with something flat, specif. the palm of the hand.
Webster's New World
The sound of this, or a sound like it.
Webster's New World
An injury to pride, self-respect, etc., as an insult or rebuff.
Webster's New World
A sharp insult.
A slap to one's pride.
American Heritage

(slang, uncountable) Makeup, cosmetics.

Wiktionary
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verb
slapped, slapping, slaps
To strike with something flat, specif. the palm of the hand.
Webster's New World
To make a sudden, sharp noise, as upon impact.
Webster's New World
To cause to strike forcefully and loudly.
American Heritage
To put, throw, hit, etc. carelessly or with force.
To slap a hat on one's head.
Webster's New World
To penalize (a person, business, etc.) with a fine, lawsuit, etc.
Webster's New World
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adverb
Directly and abruptly.
I ran slap into the wall.
Webster's New World
Slap means done directly and in a hasty way.
An example of slap used as an adverb is in the sentence, "She backed up slap into that car," which means that she backed right into the car.
YourDictionary
He tossed the file down slap in the middle of the table.
Wiktionary
Synonyms:
idiom
slap on the wrist
  • A nominal or token punishment.
American Heritage
slap down
  • to rebuke, suppress, or rebuff harshly
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Slap

Noun

Singular:
slap
Plural:
slaps

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Slap

Origin of Slap

  • Uncertain, probably from imitative origin.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English slappe

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

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