from The Century Dictionary.

  • Excellent; first-rate; fine; scrumptious; bangup: as, a slap-up hotel.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective informal Excellent, first-class.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective very good


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  • Susie Bubble: I like to treat myself when in Paris to big slap-up meat fests because most of the time I'm eating in a hurry.

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  • Not to be left out of the idiot stakes, the FA has invited Sepp Blatter to a slap-up lunch as he tours the world in a desperate effort to hang on to the Fifa job he regards as his personal property.

    Fabio Capello's cast of extras shows regime has lost the plot

  • First up then, a really hearty slap-up breakfast: home-made waffles and epic chocolatey hot chocolate, cooked on the campfire, because ... well, because it's a beautiful day.

    TV review: Jamie's Christmas With Bells On

  • If I could eat whatever I liked I'd go out for a slap-up Italian meal or a Chinese takeaway.

    Jessica Ennis: 'I'm so hungry by the end of a heptathlon that I just want to indulge'

  • He had even offered to take her out for a slap-up dinner the night before, his treat.

    The Priest

  • We stopped for a wee at that olde-worlde hotel in Cirencester's market square and – wow – there were the then high-flying Cardiff City strutters finishing their slap-up, meat‑and-two-veg, sit-down lunch.

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  • When the guests had gone, Sanborn gave us a slap-up supper in his kitchen, during which Brown made a point of engaging Joe in talk, plainly to make him feel at home, and an equal member of the band - which was ironic, in its way, since Joe was a sight better educated than Brown or, as it turned out, any of his other followers.


  • That's why I'll 'ave the finest slap-up bagnio on the west coast goin' full steam before the year's out an 'I'll still have a tidy parcel over in the bank.


  • He was another Ilderim, in his way - shorter and uglier, with a smashed nose and pocked face, but a slap-up Pathan Khyberie, every inch.


  • On that date she and a few other people are going to be taken up to heaven for a bloody good party — slap-up meal, dance band, personal address by Christ, goody bag — while the rest of us, especially the Muslims, are consumed by fire.

    It wouldn’t matter if all the bees died


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  • we "treated ourselves to a slap-up lunch in an Italian restaurant."

    Marie Browne, Narrow Margins (Mid-Glamorgan: Accent Press Ltd., 2009), p. 115

    November 3, 2015