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bitch slap

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bitch slap


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  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) An open-handed slap to the face; see usage notes below.
    • 2000, Valerie Frankel, Smart Vs. Pretty, HarperCollins, ISBN 0380805421, pages 3–4:
      Amanda’s remedy refrain, “just go out and meet someone new,” struck Frank like a bitch slap, even though she knew her sister meant no harm.
    • 2003, Joel Perry, That’s Why They’re in Cages, People!, Alyson Publishing, ISBN 1555837425, page 38:
      The Lie: “I was only out drinking with my best friend, Betty.” / Translation: “I bought my best friend, Betty, drinks while I was on my needs in the back room.” […] / Response: Your patented bitch slap. After all, how fucking stupid does he think you are?
    • 2006, Will Clarke, The Worthy: A Ghost’s Story, Simon and Schuster, ISBN 074327315X, page 132:
      Top this all off with an occasional bitch slap or ass-chewing and you’ve got yourself a real recipe for breaking even the strongest spirit.

Usage notes

  • The term has different connotations for different speakers; it is often used to refer to an especially strong slap, but some speakers consider bitch slap to refer only to a weak slap (expressing mild contempt, as though the person being slapped is too weak to be given a strong slap). This would distinguish it from the stronger pimp slap.
  • Due to the inclusion of the word bitch, this term is often considered misogynistic.

Derived terms


to bitch slap

Third person singular
bitch slapp

Simple past

Past participle

Present participle

to bitch slap (third-person singular simple present bitch slapp, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. Alternative spelling of bitch-slap.
    • 1997, Janet Evanovich, Three to Get Deadly, Scribner, ISBN 0684822652, page 16:
      “Maybe next time we just open the door and start out with some bitch slapping.” ¶ I gave Lula a horrified stare. ¶ “Just a suggestion,” Lula said.
    • 2002, Richard D. Ward, Metamorphosis in Blue, Trafford Publishing, ISBN 1553691423, page 50:
      Van had to resist the urge to bitch slap him, and said instead, “I know you are, but what about me?”
    • 2007, Tom Santopietro, Considering Doris Day, St. Martin's Press, ISBN 0312362633, page 72:
      Things are a little better when Doris ends up spending her “honeymoon” night in the tub with the sprinklers going off, and there is a genuinely amusing catfight between Ethel and Marcia in which Doris actually—there’s no other phrase for it—bitch slaps Marcia; it’s funny because Marcia is a loser, a whiny, imperious daddy’s girl, and worth neither Ethel’s time nor Winthrop’s attention.


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