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slaphappy

[ slap-hap-ee ]
/ ˈslæpˌhæp i /
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adjective, slap·hap·pi·er, slap·hap·pi·est.Informal.
severely befuddled; punch-drunk: a slaphappy boxer.
agreeably giddy or foolish: After a martini he was slaphappy.
cheerfully irresponsible: a slaphappy crowd.
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Origin of slaphappy

First recorded in 1935–40; slap1 + happy
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British Dictionary definitions for slaphappy

slap-happy

adjective -happier or -happiest informal
cheerfully irresponsible or careless
dazed or giddy from or as if from repeated blows; punch-drunk
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