Try Our Apps


Avoid these words. Seriously.

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
Word Origin
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
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

Usage Note

slang; also happy slap , (v.)'s 21st Century Lexicon
Copyright © 2003-2014, LLC
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Nearby words for happy slapping

Word Value for happy

Scrabble Words With Friends