Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who, or that which, slaps.
  • n. Anything monstrous; a whopper.
  • n. A prostitute.
  • n. A woman of loose morals.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, or that which, slaps.
  • n. Anything monstrous; a whopper.
  • adj. Very large; monstrous; big.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which slaps.
  • n. A person or thing of large size; a whopper.

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

  • n. a hitter who slaps (usually another person) with an open hand

Etymologies

For senses 3 and 4, the OED tentatively quotes the Bloomsbury Dictionary of Contemporary Slang: "This working class term from East London and Essex is probably a corruption of shlepper or schlepper, a word of Yiddish origin, one of whose meanings is a slovenly or immoral woman." (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The next day Dale posted a blog defending his use of the word "slapper" and explained how, as a non-drinker, he is horrified by public drunkenness.

    The Guardian World News

  • Six or seven years ago, anything involving the word "slapper" would have been jolly interesting to the public in connection with David Beckham.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • It looked as though that goal would be enough to give the Bruins the lead heading into the second period, but Briere scored on a slapper from the circle that went through Rask's legs to tie it.

    Flyers use overtime to survive, knock off Bruins in Game 4

  • Ehrhoff's long slapper from the right point just inside the blue line eluded a screened Antti Niemi (FSY) to give the Canucks the early lead.

    Canucks' Bieksa scores twice, forces Game 6 vs. Blackhawks

  • Gorges got Montreal on the board at 13: 56 before Martin set up Oduya for a slapper from the top of the left circle at 18: 20 for a 3-1 Devils lead.

    USATODAY.com

  • The goal came just nine seconds after Suter had beaten Hasek with a slapper from the top of the other faceoff circle.

    Predators' third-period goals stun Red Wings

  • Philadelphia had one of the best chances in the closing seconds when Briere's power-play slapper from the blueline almost trickled past Brodeur.

    USATODAY.com

  • He turned aside Tomas Plekanec's drive off the right wing, made a solid stop on Mark Streit's slapper from the point and denied Saku Koivu's backhander in the slot to keep the game scoreless.

    USATODAY.com

  • Spacek made it 2-0 at the 59-second mark of the second period with another slapper from the blue line on the power play.

    USATODAY.com

  • Then Sturm scored again 2: 18 later with a slapper from the left circle.

    USATODAY.com

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