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splat1

[splat] /splæt/
noun
1.
Also, splad. a broad, flat piece of wood, either pierced or solid, forming the center upright part of a chair back or the like.
2.
a batten for covering joints between sheets of wallboard; panel strip.
Origin of splat1
1825-1835
1825-35; origin uncertain; compare Old English splātan to split

splat2

[splat] /splæt/
noun
1.
a sound made by splattering or slapping.
Origin
First recorded in 1895-1900; back formation from splatter
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splat1

/splæt/
noun
1.
a wet slapping sound
Word Origin
C19: of imitative origin

splat2

/splæt/
noun
1.
a wide flat piece of wood, esp one that is the upright central part of a chair back
Word Origin
C19: perhaps related to Old English splātan to split
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Word Origin and History for splat
v.

"to land with a smacking sound," 1897, probably of imitative origin.

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Slang definitions & phrases for splat

splat

noun

A slap or smack (1958+)

verb

To hit with a smacking sound; slap: I wouldn't be at all concerned that a tomato would splat me in the face (1922+)

[echoic]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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