Slap vs Slapsies - What's the difference?

slap | slapsies |


As nouns the difference between slap and slapsies

is that slap is a blow, especially one given with the open hand, or with something broad and flat while slapsies is (uk) a game played by schoolchildren in which a group position themselves in a circle and each place one hand in the centre (normally on top of a table or other item of furniture) an ordinal number or another word such as "last" or "penultimate" is then called out by someone and whoever draws their hand away from the circle at that position has their hand slapped by the other players.

As a verb slap

is to give a slap.

As an adverb slap

is exactly, precisely.

slap

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A blow, especially one given with the open hand, or with something broad and flat.
  • The sound of such a blow.
  • (slang, uncountable) Makeup, cosmetics.
  • Usage notes

    Especially used of blows to the face (aggressive), buttocks, and hand, frequently as a sign of reproach. Conversely, used of friendly strikes to the back, as a sign of camaraderie.

    Hyponyms

    * cuff

    Derived terms

    * bitch-slap * slap in the face * pimp-slap

    Verb

    (slapp)
  • To give a slap.
  • She slapped him in response to the insult.
  • * 1922 , (Virginia Woolf), (w, Jacob's Room) Chapter 1
  • Mrs. Flanders rose, slapped her coat this side and that to get the sand off, and picked up her black parasol.
  • To cause something to strike soundly.
  • He slapped the reins against the horse's back.
  • To place, to put carelessly.
  • We'd better slap some fresh paint on that wall.

    Derived terms

    * slapper * slap-up

    Hyponyms

    * cuff

    Adverb

    (-)
  • Exactly, precisely
  • He tossed the file down slap in the middle of the table.

    Synonyms

    * just * right * slap bang * smack dab

    Anagrams

    * (l), (l) * (l) * (l) * (l) * (l) ----

    slapsies

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • (UK) A game played by schoolchildren in which a group position themselves in a circle and each place one hand in the centre (normally on top of a table or other item of furniture). An ordinal number or another word such as "last" or "penultimate" is then called out by someone and whoever draws their hand away from the circle at that position has their hand slapped by the other players.
  • See also

    *patty cake *slaps