An example of a slap is a cruel joke about someone's job.
An example of slap is to throw together a messily science project at the last minute.
An example of slap is for the rain to pound the ground.
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.
A slap to one's pride.
Slapped him in the face.
Slapped butter on a bagel.
Waves slapping against the raft.
Drove slap into the guardrail.
To slap a hat on one's head.
I ran slap into the wall.
She slapped him in response to the insult.
He slapped the reins against the horse's back.
We'd better slap some fresh paint on that wall.
- A nominal or token punishment.
- To rebuke, suppress, or rebuff harshly.
Origin of slap
- Middle English slappe
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Uncertain, probably from imitative origin.