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Idioms for slap

    slap on the wrist, relatively mild criticism or censure: He got away with a slap on the wrist.

Origin of slap

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First recorded in 1625–35, slap is from the Low German word slapp, slappe; of expressive origin

synonym study for slap

1. See blow1.

OTHER WORDS FROM slap

slapper, noun

Definition for slap (2 of 2)

slap2
[ slap ]
/ slæp /
Scot.

noun

a gap or opening, as in a fence, wall, cloud bank, or line of troops.
a mountain pass.
a wound or gash.

verb (used with object), slapped, slap·ping.

to make a gap or opening in; breach.

Origin of slap

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1325–75; Middle English slop<Middle Dutch or Middle Low German; cognate with German Schlupf hiding place
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British Dictionary definitions for slap

slap
/ (slæp) /

noun

verb slaps, slapping or slapped

adverb informal

exactly; directlyslap on time
forcibly or abruptlyto fall slap on the floor

Derived forms of slap

slapper, noun

Word Origin for slap

C17: from Low German slapp, German Schlappe, of imitative origin
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