clap

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[ klap ]
/ klæp /

verb (used with object), clapped, clap·ping.

verb (used without object), clapped, clap·ping.

noun

Idioms for clap

    clap eyes on. eye(def 42).
    clap hold of, Nautical. to take hold of.

Origin of clap

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1175–1225; Middle English clappen, Old English clæppan; cognate with Middle Low German kleppen

Definition for clap (2 of 2)

clap2
[ klap ]
/ klæp /

noun Slang: Vulgar.

gonorrhea (often preceded by the).

Origin of clap

2
1580–90; akin to Middle French clapoir bubo, clapier brothel, Old Provençal clapier warren
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British Dictionary definitions for clap (1 of 2)

clap1
/ (klæp) /

verb claps, clapping or clapped

noun

Word Origin for clap

Old English clæppan; related to Old High German klepfen, Middle Dutch klape rattle, Dutch klepel clapper; all of imitative origin

British Dictionary definitions for clap (2 of 2)

clap2
/ (klæp) /

noun

the clap a slang word for gonorrhoea

Word Origin for clap

C16: from Old French clapoir venereal sore, from clapier brothel, from Old Provençal, from clap heap of stones, of obscure origin
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Medicine definitions for clap

clap
[ klăp ]

n.

Gonorrhea. Often used with the.
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