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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.
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Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
Origin of SLAPP
1988, Americanism;S(trategic) L(awsuit) A(gainst) P(ublic) P(articipation)
Words nearby SLAPP
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021
Example sentences from the Web for SLAPP
While she acknowledges that “SLAPP suits hurt consumers,” Graves says the proposed legislation is “not crafted correctly.”Yelp Joins With Advocacy Group ALEC to Fight SLAPP Lawsuits|Ben Jacobs|August 15, 2013|DAILY BEAST