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happy slapping

(Brit, informal) the practice of attacking, esp slapping, an unsuspecting passer-by and filming it with a mobile camera phone, footage of which is then circulated for the amusement of others
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Contemporary definitions for happy slapping

an unprovoked physical attack on an individual, recorded by an accomplice with a camera, esp. a camera phone; the practice of slapping or punching an unsuspecting victim and recording it with a camera phone

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slang; also happy slap , (v.)'s 21st Century Lexicon
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