slapper

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For senses 3 and 4, the OED tentatively quotes the Bloomsbury Dictionary of Contemporary Slang: "This working class term from East London and Essex is probably a corruption of shlepper or schlepper, a word of Yiddish origin, one of whose meanings is a slovenly or immoral woman."

Noun[edit]

slapper (plural slappers)

  1. (countable) One who, or that which, slaps.
  2. (countable, slang, dated) Anything monstrous; a whopper.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Grose to this entry?)
  3. (countable, UK, Ireland, slang) A prostitute.
  4. (countable, UK, Ireland, Australia, slang) A woman of loose morals.

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slapper

  1. Comparative form of slap