slap

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain, probably from imitative origin.

Pronunciation[edit]

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. (transitive) To give a slap to.
    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. (transitive) To cause something to strike soundly.
    He slapped the reins against the horse's back.
  3. (intransitive) To strike soundly against something.
    The rain slapped against the window-panes.
  4. (transitive) To place, to put carelessly.
    We'd better slap some fresh paint on that wall.
  5. (transitive, figuratively) To impose a penalty, etc. upon (someone).
    I was slapped with a parking fine.

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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]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Low German slap

Adjective[edit]

slap

  1. loose
  2. limp
  3. slack
  4. flaccid
  5. lax
Inflection[edit]
Inflection of slap
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular slap slappere slappest2
Neuter singular slapt slappere slappest2
Plural slappe slappere slappest2
Definite attributive1 slappe slappere slappeste
1) When an adjective is applied predicatively to something definite, the corresponding "indefinite" form is used.
2) The "indefinite" superlatives may not be used attributively.

Etymology 2[edit]

Non-lemma forms.

Verb[edit]

slap

  1. past tense of slippe

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch slap. Cognate with German schlaff and schlapp.

Adjective[edit]

slap ‎(comparative slapper, superlative slapst)

  1. slack
  2. weak

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of slap
uninflected slap
inflected slappe
comparative slapper
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial slap slapper het slapst
het slapste
indefinite m./f. sing. slappe slappere slapste
n. sing. slap slapper slapste
plural slappe slappere slapste
definite slappe slappere slapste
partitive slaps slappers

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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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Noun[edit]

slȃp m ‎(Cyrillic spelling сла̑п)

  1. (geology) waterfall

Declension[edit]

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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