Canvas shoes, also known as pumps, gym shoes and plimsolls. Used throughout South Wales in the 60's and still in use. Origin unknown, but definitely not from 'Dunlop Athletic Plimsoles'. Dying out as a word mainly because the item itself has been replaced by the ubiquitous trainer.
"I wish we didn't have to wear daps for gym. They just don't look cool."
by knebworth pedant December 06, 2011
Top Definition
The knocking of fists together as a greeting, or form of respect.
He gave me a dap when we greeted.
by Phil March 10, 2004
The knocking of fists together as a greeting, or form of respect
Yo, you linked that Bitch? Respect yo, daps, daps.
by j dub March 14, 2003
To knock fist together as a form of greeting, usually used on the Eastside
U jus gonna leave me hangin? Wheres my Daps
by Man-e March 04, 2006
Simply another word for props.
by Rhino April 27, 2003
The Dap includes simple to very intricate series of rhythmic hand slaps, clasps, hand and arm gestures exchanged between two persons as a sign of personal greeting, respect and group solidarity. Has origin in greetings developed and practiced by members of Black Power organizations founded in southern California in the early 1970s and then became common place and outlawed practice among African-American draftees and soldiers stateside and abroad during the latter years of the Vietnam War. Was soon adopted by huge duck bill cap, suspender and knicker attired African-American street and club dancers who originated the dance known as "Lockstepping." Best known Lock Stepper is Fred Barry aka Rerun from the hit 1970s black TV sitcom, "What's Happenin'?"
simplest of Daps is to tap closed fists together one time horizontally or vertically.
by r. debose November 09, 2007
The touching, or smashing, of two fists (of different persons) together as a sign of greeting, camaraderie or achievement.
That was a respectable joke! Daps man.
by That Guy Erik April 07, 2009
digital authentication protocol

a greeting mechanism that can consist of or combine multiple methods of hand based interaction (e.g. handshake/fistbump)
long time bro. yo, gimme some dap
by takitus September 19, 2013

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