- Also called SLAPP suit. a civil lawsuit brought as an intimidation measure against an activist.
- to bring a SLAPP against.
Origin of SLAPP
1988, Americanism;S(trategic) L(awsuit) A(gainst) P(ublic) P(articipation)
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for slapp
While she acknowledges that “SLAPP suits hurt consumers,” Graves says the proposed legislation is “not crafted correctly.”Yelp Joins With Advocacy Group ALEC to Fight SLAPP Lawsuits
August 15, 2013