(music) A bass guitar technique of hitting a string hard with the side of the thumb knuckle, producing a loud but brief snapping sound. Slapping is usually combined with popping, the act of pulling a string outward with the finger tip and letting it snap back. Invented by Larry Graham (Sly and the Family Stone, Graham Central Station).

Slap & pop bass sounds are very characteristic of disco and funk music, though around 1990 it got very popular again when bands like Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Primus, Infectious Grooves, and Faith No More hit the hard rock radio stations and Mtv.
Jazz players on upright bass (aka double bass) have a technique called "slapping", but it's a completely different technique that involves literally slapping the strings.
by Bill M. August 27, 2004
When the bass speakers/woofers in your car produce a loud booming sound that feels as if someone is beating on your chest, which can also be heard and felt outside of the vehicle the sound is coming from.

Dislaimer: Any loud excessive sound(s) emitting from a vehicle, especially in a residential area is concidered "Disturbing the peace." Disturbing the peace is considered a misdemeanor and is punishable by either a fine or brief term in jail.
"those woofers slap", that beat slaps", "my beat is slappin"
by Analicious08 August 07, 2009
Slap, once defined as "a blow made with an opened hand", has now become the newest addition to a long list of urban southern slang. According to southerners, "slap" is the new word for sex.
"We caught two people slapping in the movie theatre."

"I heard Tamike and LauShaun slapped last night."
by Mesha July 28, 2006
To engage in the drinking of hand-crafted ale with friends.
Yo son, you wanna slap tonight?
by ShaunFNMiller August 28, 2008
Simply The Rap Group "The Pack" Hyphy rap group from the Bay Area, CA.
That song "Slaps"

You feel that slap in the trunk?
by weightroom November 24, 2008
Generic term for make-up.
"I'll look beautiful once I've put on a bit of slap."
"I seriously doubt it, Brian."
by Bonny lad November 11, 2004
a girl who would only mess wit if u needed some money or some head...lower dan a slap and way lower than a slam
B: Blood why dont u go mess wit dat gurl ova dere?
D: I would but she a slap ion wanna catch nuttin
by founders of TC November 01, 2006
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