- 1[countable] the action of hitting someone or something with the flat part of your hand She gave him a slap across the face. He gave me a hearty slap on the back.
- 2[singular] the noise made by hitting someone or something with the flat part of your hand; a similar noise made by something else the gentle slap of water against the shore Idioms
an action that seems to be intended as a deliberate insult to someone
a slap in the facejump to other results
a warning or mild punishment
a slap on the wrist (informal)jump to other results