slap

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain, probably from imitative origin.

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Noun[edit]

slap (plural slaps)

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

Usage notes[edit]

Especially used of blows to the face (aggressive), buttocks, and hand, frequently as a sign of reproach. Conversely, used of friendly strikes to the back, as a sign of camaraderie.

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Verb[edit]

slap (third-person singular simple present slaps, present participle slapping, simple past and past participle slapped)

  1. To give a slap.
    She slapped him in response to the insult.
    • 1922, Virginia Woolf, Jacob's Room Chapter 1
      Mrs. Flanders rose, slapped her coat this side and that to get the sand off, and picked up her black parasol.
  2. To cause something to strike soundly.
    He slapped the reins against the horse's back.
  3. To place, to put carelessly.
    We'd better slap some fresh paint on that wall.

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Adverb[edit]

slap (not comparable)

  1. Exactly, precisely
    He tossed the file down slap in the middle of the table.

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Danish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

slap (neuter slapt, definite and plural slappe, comparative slappere, superlative slappest)

  1. loose
  2. limp
  3. slack
  4. flaccid
  5. lax

Verb[edit]

slap

  1. past tense of slippe

Dutch[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

slap (comparative slapper, superlative slapst)

  1. slack
  2. weak

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Old Saxon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *slēpaz. Compare Old English slǣp, Old High German slāf.

Noun[edit]

slāp m

  1. sleep

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *solpъ.

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slȃp m (Cyrillic spelling сла̑п)

  1. (geology) waterfall

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References[edit]

  • slap” in Hrvatski jezični portal

Slovene[edit]

Slovene Wikipedia has an article on:

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *solpъ.

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Noun[edit]

sláp m inan (genitive slápa or slapú, nominative plural slápi or slapôvi)

  1. (geology) waterfall

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Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

slap m (plural slaps)

  1. (Peru) flip-flop, thong (Australia), jandal (New Zealand)

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