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pimp slap

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NounEdit

pimp slap (plural pimp slaps)

  1. (slang, vulgar) A powerful slap to the face;[1]
    • 2001, Paul Beatty, The White Boy Shuffle, Picador, ISBN 031228019X, page 53:
      These silent greetings were often returned in spades, accompanied by the angry rejoinder “Nigger, what the fuck you looking at?” and a pimp slap that echoed in my eyes for a week.
    • 2002, Reginald Sinclair Lewis, "The Black Klan Killers", in Inside My Head, iUniverse, ISBN 0595219209, pages 10–11:
      [] Respect for your / Elders was lost right then— / In the pistol whippings, the pimp slaps, cold / Beatdowns and in-home invasions and / [page break] / Mass killings we read about in / The newspapers and on the “Action / News” and on all the subway trains / Fleeing the cities you inhabited.
    • 2004, Michael Atkinson, Life Is Amazing, Trafford Publishing, ISBN 1412015561, page 132:
      Oh thanks a lot mother yucker, and I don’t recall telling you to elaborate,I said tell me why the yuck I’m getting an “F” without me taking a test. ¶ That’s what I recall saying,but I did not say this to him. He may have given me a pimp slap.
    • 2006, Gloria P. Glover, "Where You At Big Brother?", in Glendoria’s Creations: Poems from the Heart, AuthorHouse, ISBN 1425951546, page 52:
      But don’t worry Bro / I’ll get them all back... / I’m coming with a backhanded pimp slap and a fully loaded gat!
    • For additional quotations, see pimp-slap.

Usage notesEdit

  • For some English speakers, there is a distinction between a pimp slap and a bitch slap, in which a pimp slap is backhanded (delivered with the back of the hand), while a bitch slap is openhanded (delivered with the palm of the hand). For most speakers, however, the two terms are synonymous, referring equally to either kind of slap.

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VerbEdit

pimp slap (third-person singular simple present pimp slaps, present participle pimp slapping, simple past and past participle pimp slapped)

  1. (slang, vulgar, transitive) Alternative spelling of pimp-slap[2]
    • 2001, Johnnie L. Mitchell, 88 Ways to Die, iUniverse, ISBN 0595211151, page 27:
      [] That’s what really got me pissed. I admit it. I pimp slapped her a couple times. []
    • 2005, Tu-Shonda L. Whitaker, "Whatever It Takes", in Kiss the Year Goodbye, Pocket Books, ISBN 0-7434-9707-4, page 21:
      “Hey, Indian.” Mr. Marcus, my next-door neighbor, smiled, with the gold caps in the front of his mouth shining. I felt like pimp slapping the shit out of him. How many times do I have to tell him my damn name is not Indian? I hope he’s not coming to borrow any sugar, because I’ma tell him no.
    • 2006, Brandelyn N. Castine, Spoken Silence: Life in 4 Parts, self-published, ISBN 0595398162, page 169:
      [] just when I am feeling my most smug, the hand of God reaches down and pimp slaps me into reality.
    • 2007-2008, Saints Row I&II:
      The act of using the Pimp Slap mentioned in the above article to kill/damage an NPC or vehicle.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "pimp slap" in Geneva Smitherman, Black Talk: Words and Phrases from the Hood to the Amen Corner, Houghton Mifflin (1994), ISBN 0395674107, page 181, and Houghton Mifflin (2000), ISBN 0395969190, page 230: "An open-handed slap across the face."
  2. ^ David Burke, The Slangman Guide to Dirty English: Dangerous Expressions Americans Use Every Day, Slangman Publishing (2003), ISBN 1891888234, page 145: "To slap someone as if he or she is less important."