Slap meaning

slăp
The definition of a slap is a smack, or an insult.

An example of a slap is a cruel joke about someone's job.

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Slap is defined as to smack or do without care, or to make a sharp noise.

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.

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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.

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A sharp insult.

A slap to one's pride.

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To strike with the palm of the hand or a flat object.

Slapped him in the face.

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To cause to strike forcefully and loudly.
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To put or place quickly or carelessly.

Slapped butter on a bagel.

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To strike or beat with the force and sound of a slap.

Waves slapping against the raft.

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Directly and with force.

Drove slap into the guardrail.

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An injury to pride, self-respect, etc., as an insult or rebuff.
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To strike with something flat, specif. the palm of the hand.
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To put, throw, hit, etc. carelessly or with force.

To slap a hat on one's head.

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To make a sudden, sharp noise, as upon impact.
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Directly and abruptly.

I ran slap into the wall.

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A blow, especially one given with the open hand, or with something broad and flat.
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The sound of such a blow.
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(slang, uncountable) Makeup, cosmetics.
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To give a slap.

She slapped him in response to the insult.

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To cause something to strike soundly.

He slapped the reins against the horse's back.

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To place, to put carelessly.

We'd better slap some fresh paint on that wall.

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He tossed the file down slap in the middle of the table.

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slap on the wrist
  • A nominal or token punishment.
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slap down
  • To rebuke, suppress, or rebuff harshly.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

Origin of slap

  • Middle English slappe

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

  • Uncertain, probably from imitative origin.

    From Wiktionary