claquer

EnglishEdit

NounEdit

claquer (plural claquers)

  1. Alternative form of claqueur

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /kla.ke/
  • (file)

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle French claquer, from Old French claquer, clacquer (to clack, clap, clatter), from Middle Dutch klacken (to clack, crack, whack, shake), from Old Dutch *klakon, from Proto-Germanic *klakōną (to clap, chirp), from Proto-Indo-European *glag- (to make a noise, clatter, chirp).

VerbEdit

claquer

  1. (intransitive) to clack (make a sharp sound)
  2. (of hands) to clap
    claquer des mainsto clap one's hands
    claquer les acrobatesto clap the acrobats
  3. (intransitive, of fingers) to click, to snap
    faire claquer ses doigtsto click one's fingers
  4. (intransitive, of a whip) to crack
    faire claquer un fouetto crack a whip
  5. (intransitive, of a flag) to flap
  6. (intransitive, of teeth) to chatter
    • 1829, Victor Hugo, Le Dernier Jour d’un condamné
      Je me levai ; mes dents claquaient, mes mains tremblaient et ne savaient où trouver mes vêtements, mes jambes étaient faibles.
      I got up; my teeth were chattering, my hands shaking, not knowing where to find my clothes, my legs were weak,
  7. (intransitive, of gunshots) to rattle
  8. (intransitive, of shutters) to rattle
  9. (intransitive) to click (to make a click sound with the mouth)
  10. (transitive) to slap (hit with the hand)
  11. (transitive) to slam (a door)
    J'ai claqué la porte au nez de mon voisin.
    I slammed the door in my neighbour's face.
  12. (reflexive) to snap
    se claquer un muscleto snap a muscle
  13. (informal) to squander, to dissipate, to splurge
    • 2018 July 6, Elh Kmer (lyrics), “Bonaparte”, in Antidote:
      J’suis dans l'hood, j’bicrave de l’OG Kush et c’est normal
      500€, claqués dans mes souliers c'est normal
      I am in the hood, I slang the OG Kush and this is normal
      500€, blown on my creps, this is normal
    • 2021 February 13, Fresh (lyrics and music), “La Douille #4”‎[1]:
      Ce fils de pute il a mal fait les comptes, il a tout claqué, il s'est retrouvé dedans
      This son of a bitch has made bad reckonings, splurged all, he finds himself inside.
  14. (intransitive, colloquial) to die
ConjugationEdit
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Etymology 2Edit

From claque (vamp) +‎ -er.

VerbEdit

claquer

  1. to vamp a shoe

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