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bitch-slap

[bich-slap] /ˈbɪtʃˌslæp/
verb (used with object), Slang.
1.
to slap or hit (a person) in order to assert one’s superiority, authority, etc.
2.
to humiliate (someone) with ridicule, criticism, or other verbal abuse:
He was bitch-slapped for his stupid idea.
Origin of bitch-slap
1990-1995
1990-95; bitch ( def 4 ) + slap1
Related forms
bitch slap, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for bitch-slap

bitch-slap

verb -slaps, -slapped, -slapping
1.
(transitive) (slang) to strike (someone) with one's open hand
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Contemporary definitions for bitch-slap
verb

to slap someone with an open hand, esp. in an attempt to put them in their place or cause humiliation

Examples

Corporate America was bitch-slapped by the stock market.

Word Origin

from black English, slapping a person as a pimp would slap a prostitute

Usage Note

vulgar slang; bitch-slapped, bitch-slapping; also used figuratively

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