- an implement made of two flat pieces of wood that slap together loudly when hit against something: sometimes used by clowns to strike others with loud, harmless slaps
- crude comedy in which the humor depends upon violent activity, horseplay, etc.
Clown acts often involve slapstick humor such as throwing pies in each others faces.
An example of slapstick is comedy performed by the television characters called the Three Stooges where people get poked in the eye or pies in the face.
- A boisterous form of comedy marked by sight gags and absurd or violent mishaps or pranks, such as slipping on a banana peel.
- A paddle designed to produce a loud whacking sound, formerly used by performers in farces.
(countable and uncountable, plural slapsticks)
- Jewish movie stars have been a part of Hollywood since the very beginning, since the days of Mae West challenging men to come up and see her sometime and the Three Stooges doing slapstick.
- Evolving from slapstick comedy into much more serious roles has given him both professional substance and serious attention from female film fans.
- He's extreme - over the top - just short of being slapstick in his delivery.