a slap directed toward a woman by a man. The open hand is used because the full force of a man's punch would hurt the weaker woman.
The use of bitch-slap condones violence to women, it comes out of the rap culture which demeans women as a matter of course. I'd like to see that integrated into the defintion, but am not sure how to best do it. --Evrik 15:35, 26 April 2007 (UTC)
the main idea of wiktionary is to create an online dictionary for reference. Unfortunately the trend of creating articles about slang words has overwhelmed the main purpose of this facility, therefore i say this article be killed (deleted).
Noun(slang, vulgar, derogatory) A slap directed toward a woman by a man (i.e. slapping a person as a pimp would slap a prostitute). The open hand is used because the full force of a man's punch would hurt the weaker woman.
There is also the entry from the OED, if anyone has access. What else do you need to document this and get the tags removed? --Evrik 17:51, 26 April 2007 (UTC)
The purpose of this page is not to determine whether other dictionaries corroborate a claim, but to demonstrate that the term meets Wiktionary's own criteria for inclusion. To do this, you must find three durably archived (preferably via http://books.google.com/) uses (not mentions; if I say, "I'm going to bitch-slap you", that's using the term, but if I say, "'bitch-slap' is a horrible term", that's just mentioning the term, and doesn't serve our purposes) of the term in each of the given senses, and list them at the article page (using the format described at Wiktionary:Quotations). Once you've done that, please comment here to say so, so other people can examine them and make sure everything is O.K. (Once you've commented here that you've cited it, it will generally be untagged within about a week, assuming no one objects.) —RuakhTALK 18:31, 26 April 2007 (UTC)
What about the OED citation? This is a link to book hits.--Evrik 18:37, 26 April 2007 (UTC)
I think it best not to use OED's cites. A lot of the hits on that google books search look ok. Just find the best three, and put them on the article in the proper format, and you're all set. Atelaes 18:45, 26 April 2007 (UTC)
The term "bitch slap" is derived from American slang. In the original sense, a "bitch slap" is a powerful, full-swing slap in the face with the front of the hand, evoking the way an angry pimp might slap a defiant prostitute (not to be confused with a "pimp slap" which uses the back of the hand). However, the term is now frequently used figuratively to describe a humiliating defeat or punishment.
Might sound silly but there is a jocular variation of this term in use (I think mainly on the internet) to refer to Christoper Hitchens' crushing of an opponent in a debate: Hitch slap. Could this be referrenced at all? 22.214.171.124 23:37, 21 March 2011 (UTC)