trout slap

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Etymology[edit]

From an Internet Relay Chat program, mIRC, which included a /slap option that caused a message to appear that "<person A> slaps <person B> around a bit with a large trout".

Verb[edit]

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

  1. (Internet slang) To strongly or humorously rebuke or humiliate.
    • 1999 July 20, Jooooooky Joooky Junk, “Summer Of Sean”, in alt.tv.x-files, Usenet:
      It might give it more weight when he would like to a) trout slap himself, b) trout slap any other living breathing creature deserving to be trout-slapped.
    • 2002 May 21, DeannaD, “got your dawn bucks ready??? PT GLori”, in alt.collecting.topper-dawn, Usenet:
      Anyone have a page with Dawn Newsgroup etiquette? Maybe it's time to start one so the rest of us don't get trout slapped for not knowing something that was discussed years ago.
    • 2005, Moana Evans, Harvey Mudd College College Prowler Off the Record, →ISBN, page 132:
      There's no grade inflation — your GPA will be trout slapped until it hides under the table at a respectable 2.7.

Noun[edit]

trout slap (plural trout slaps)

  1. (Internet slang) An act of trout slapping.
    • 1998 November 14, devi...@mindspring.com, “OBSSEers”, in alt.tv.x-files, Usenet:
      She has done nothing yet to show that she deserves a trout slap on the butt.
    • 1999, Linda Howard, ‎Geralyn Dawson, & ‎Miranda Jarrett, Under The Boardwalk, →ISBN:
      The trout slap had given him the idea of how to go about getting what he wanted from Hannah Mayfield.
    • 2001 February 2, Dan Fournier, alt.comp.periphs.videocards.nvidia, Usenet:
      You need a good trout slap mister :)
    • 2008, Business Review Weekly: BRW - Volume 30, Issues 9-12, page 139:
      Stocks enjoyed a fist pound ahead of the long weekend, on hopes that giving Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac a trout slap in the mortgage market would throw TWO leprechauns at the credit crunch that sucker punched Bear Stearns.