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[slap-uhp] /ˈslæpˌʌp/
adjective, British Informal.
excellent; first-rate:
a slap-up do.
Origin of slap-up
First recorded in 1820-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for slap-up
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  • Moses, ain't she a slap-up girl, and ain't they just spooney!

    The New Tenant E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • slap-up offices you've got, and the chink of money everywhere.

    The Golden Web Anthony Partridge
  • Here he was riding on a splendid machine with a slap-up girl beside him.

    The Wheels of Chance H. G. Wells
  • Well, I guess I'd better buy a car, a slap-up one, dress as a chauffeur and hang about outside.

    The Secret Adversary Agatha Christie
  • A trim garden ran down the centre, at the furthest end of which stood the largest and the most slap-up building of the lot.

  • I like that little chaffy chap, the Duke; what a slap-up story that was about the bal de l'Opra.

  • The whole surmounted by a drab, napless hat, with rather a brim, producing a “slap-up” effect.

  • Gives you a slap-up supper for nothing, as much pop as you can drink, and cashes your checks like a bird.

    The Land of Promise

    D. Torbett
  • It was to be a slap-up affair, right under the roof, where there was no chance of the police raiding us.

    Under the Redwoods Bret Harte
  • slap-up meeting arranged, and a few words from you will be much appreciated.

    The Socialist Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
British Dictionary definitions for slap-up


(prenominal) (Brit, informal) (esp of meals) lavish; excellent; first-class
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Slang definitions & phrases for slap-up



Excellent; great (1843+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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