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to return fire.
if someone shoots at you, you clap back at they ass.
by the mighty Ru March 20, 2004
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basically a comeback, most likely pumped with attitude, sass and or shade.
he called her ratchet! you should have heard the clapback oh jesus.
by kwb August 12, 2013
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To return a diss, particularly one related to a beef in the hip-hop world.
A tight ass song by Ja Rule!!

I'm gon clap back and kill your dumb ass.
by SiLeNtShAdOw March 04, 2006
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A dumb-assed replacement phrase for the word-phrase "comeback", which, in normal people English, means "retort".
It makes no sense since "clap" is a word that doesn't represent anything having to do with the meaning of the intention behind the phrase, and meaning something completely different.
In fact, you could replace the verb aspect of this word-phrase with almost any verb, such as:

Fartback
Pushback
Suckback
Blowback
Pickleback
Sayback

and the dumb-assedness of the phrase stays the same, since the focus isn't on it's etymology, but the intention of meaning that the speaker has. The reason that this is dumb is because words mean things and, now, we're arriving at a place where any word can mean anything. This, of course, will inevitably lead to the world simply "barking" at each other like dogs would since, in the future, all we'll need to do is make noises at each other to get our points across since no specific word holds any intrinsic meaning anymore.
Steve: "I was watching YouTube videos and I hear them continue using the word "Clapback", but I can't understand what they mean. The meaning just sounds like "comeback" to me."

Andy: "Yep. You're right Steve. That's pretty much all it means."

Steve: "But we already had a word to describe that. Why would people want to make up another one?"

Andy: "To quote the band The Refreshments' song 'Banditos', "Everybody knows that the world is full of stupid people."
by My Diction is Reckless December 06, 2017
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-to insult someone after they insult you
A: yo, ja rule claped back at 50 wit dat song
B: werd
by da1 November 04, 2003
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When someone proves you are a bitch
Don't clap back just cause I called you stupid
by Ur sister from another mister January 28, 2018
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for a person to return a diss as such as to RETALIATE in kind because they feel that it's justified even though it might not be
Dude she just clap backed you , now you gotta retaliate . No she ain't worth the clap back
by Faithmoriahfaith July 05, 2016
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