with object Deliver a stinging blow to (someone), typically in order to humiliate them.‘I'd bitch-slap her too if she mouthed off to me like that’
- ‘Unless you count a minor moment where our kingpin bitch-slaps the husband of a girl he's pining for, we never see Pipe actually apply his power.’
- ‘I've never been bitch-slapped twice on the same night before - it was a quite new experience for me.’
- ‘I will always be your delinquent friend ready to bitch-slap anyone who messes with you.’
- ‘‘He just bitch-slaps her, basically,’ says Barclay, laughing.’
- ‘I think he thought I was going to bitch-slap him or something.’
- ‘Yeah, I know, I probably deserve to be bitch-slapped, so quit shaking your head and waving your finger at me.’
- ‘I have to say I am enjoying the media elite getting bitch-slapped around by the American people over the movie The Passion.’
- ‘And one of the reasons for that is the fun of seeing the guy verbally bitch-slap reporters like Dana - just by refusing to give anything but straight answers to stupid questions.’
- ‘Brett looked like he'd just been bitch-slapped.’
- ‘I want to find the punks that do it and bitch-slap them.’
1990s: originally in African-American usage, referring to a woman hitting or haranguing her male partner.
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