from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A sudden slap or loud slapping blow.
  • adv. With a sudden slap or loud slapping blow.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • With a sudden slap or loud slapping blow.


From ker- +‎ slap. (Wiktionary)


  • The table rises several inches and comes down "kerslap," then it tips forward a number of times; then one end jumps up and down in time to music, if there is any one present to play; loud raps are heard upon it, and the hypothetical Samson has quite a lively time generally.

    The Humbugs of the World An Account of Humbugs, Delusions, Impositions, Quackeries, Deceits and Deceivers Generally, in All Ages

  • But she jist hung on and hollered to beat thunder, and everybody wuz a yellin 'all to onct, and that durned boat wuz a goin' faster'n greased lightnin 'and I had one hand on my pockit book and tother on my hat, and we went kerslap dab into that duck pond, and the durned boat upsot and we went into the water, and that durned female critter hung onto me and hollered "save me, I'm jist a drownin'. "

    Uncle Josh Weathersby's "Punkin Centre Stories"

  • o 'them big debts ez is hangin round the necks o' the thirteen states, and so we sh'd git rid o 'the biggis part o' our taxes all kerslap.

    The Duke of Stockbridge


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