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Definition of "slap" []

  • A sharp blow made with the open hand or with a flat object; a smack. (noun)
  • The sound of such a blow. (noun)
  • A sharp insult: a slap to one's pride. (noun)
  • To strike with a flat object, such as the palm of the hand. (verb-transitive)
  • To cause to strike sharply and loudly: "He took a clipping from his wallet and slapped it on the bar” ( Nathanael West). (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "slap" in a sentence
  • "This slap is absolutely laughable, and once again shows just how out of touch Emmy voters are with reality."
  • "Sometimes the men would have what we called slap-jacks."
  • "I occasionally go over to Newsvine and get in slap fights w/the righties over there."