- a slap, smack, or blow, especially one given with the open hand.
- the sound of such a slap or smack.
- to slap, smack, or strike (someone), especially on the buttocks; spank.
- to drive (animals) by slapping or goading them.
Origin of skelp1
- metal in strip form that is fed into various rolls and welded to form tubing.
Origin of skelp2
Related Words for skelppunish, censure, berate, upbraid, castigate, lash, flog, ream, chasten, pummel, scourge, beat, spank, baste, thrash, correct, whip, ferule, skelp
Examples from the Web for skelp
Historical Examples of skelp
If dey'd piped me off den, dey'd have took me skelp, all right.Motor Matt's Red Flyer, or, On the High Gear
Stanley R. Matthews
Hed admire to take a skelp, that Tomcat would, but hes shy the sand.The Sunset Trail
Alfred Henry Lewis
I'm not a-going to have my skelp a-hanging to your belt for days and days, like the rest of them.The Graysons
I heard one boy say to another:—'I'll give you a skelp (blow) on the puss.'English As We Speak It in Ireland
P. W. Joyce
Some redskins haven't sense enough to let a skelp alone, but he has.The Red Mustang
William O. Stoddard
- (tr) to slap
- a slap
Word Origin for skelp
- sheet or plate metal that has been curved and welded to form a tube