slaphappy

[ slap-hap-ee ]
/ ˈslæpˌhæp i /

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.

Nearby words

  1. slap shot,
  2. slap-bang,
  3. slap-happy,
  4. slap-up,
  5. slapdash,
  6. slaphead,
  7. slapjack,
  8. slapp,
  9. slapped-cheek disease,
  10. slapper

Origin of slaphappy

First recorded in 1935–40; slap1 + happy

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British Dictionary definitions for slap-happy

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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