Talk:bitch slap

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One of the definitions of bitch slap is

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)


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bitch slap[edit]

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)

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  • 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.

--Evrik 19:00, 26 April 2007 (UTC)

I'd say this is clearly in widespread use, though the fact that it's here means someone disagrees. So, hang on a bit; I'll see about citing it properly. —RuakhTALK 18:23, 7 July 2007 (UTC)

Now cited. —RuakhTALK 19:22, 14 July 2007 (UTC)

RFVpassed. — Beobach972 18:18, 11 August 2007 (UTC)


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? 23:37, 21 March 2011 (UTC)

RFC discussion: November 2006–December 2007[edit]

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Definition given is sketchy, but not reflective of how term is used. --Connel MacKenzie 19:13, 23 November 2006 (UTC)

  • I expanded the deinition (corrected it if you will) and removed the tag. --Evrik 16:13, 26 April 2007 (UTC)
    • Tag restored. I dispute the definition you've given. But thank you for improving the entry. Despite the UD listing, I don't see how that meaning meets WT:CFI. --Connel MacKenzie 16:39, 26 April 2007 (UTC)
      • It's in the OED. --Evrik 18:08, 26 April 2007 (UTC)
NB: WT:RFD#pimp slap --Connel MacKenzie 05:23, 5 June 2007 (UTC)
Has gone through RFD, and stayed and cleaned up --Keene 01:00, 31 December 2007 (UTC)