SLAPP

[ slap ]
/ slæp /
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noun

Also called SLAPP suit. a civil lawsuit brought as an intimidation measure against an activist.

verb (used with object), SLAPPed, SLAPP·ing.

to bring a SLAPP against.

Origin of SLAPP

1988, Americanism;S(trategic) L(awsuit) A(gainst) P(ublic) P(articipation)
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