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  • looking good; getting a little attention; “swag”.

Since everyone dabbing here’s mine

Last edited on Sep 29 2015. Submitted by Anonymous on Sep 29 2015.

noun – uncountable

  • the tapping together of closed fists, as a sign of friendship; “fist bump”.
  • See more words with the same meaning: a handshake.

Last edited on May 26 2013. Submitted by pSyCo GuRl from Slaughter, LA, USA on Feb 10 1999.

verb

  • Aim at or strike with a light blow

She dabbed at the stain on her dress.

Last edited on Dec 22 2015. Submitted by Anonymous on Dec 22 2015.

notes

  • May be related to dap.

Last edited on May 26 2013. Submitted by Anonymous on May 15 2013.

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  • a “handshake” of sorts, used in greeting or in congratulations. The hand is held in a first. In the longer version, one person taps the bottom of their fist against the top of the other person’s fist, then the fists are to switch place and are tapped again, then they are tapped front-to-front.

In the shorter version, the closed fists are simply tapped front-to-front.

This front-to-front version became popular in a news clip of Michelle and Barack Obama. Fox News host E.D. Hill asked what to describe the maneuver, suggesting “terrorist fist jab.”

I just stood there looking like a moron with my hand out, but he wouldn’t look over and give me dap.

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Last edited on Oct 31 2002. Submitted by Robert C. from Mobile, AL, USA on Oct 31 2002. “DAP” = deserving all props

Last edited on May 17 2015. Submitted by Anonymous on May 17 2015.

noun – uncountable

  • respect.

Grand Master Flash gets mad dap.

  • See more words with the same meaning: respect, credibility, reputation.

Last edited on Jul 24 2010. Submitted by Demetrius Scruggs from FL, USA on Dec 22 1997.

notes

  • Also see fist bump.

Last edited on May 26 2013. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on May 26 2013.

A list of slang words for a handshake. Find words with this meaning on The Online Slang Dictionary’s slang thesaurus (urban thesaurus).

The difference between Dab and Dap

When used as nouns, dab means a soft tap or blow, whereas dap means a plimsoll.

When used as verbs, dab means to press lightly in a repetitive motion with a soft object without rubbing, whereas dap means to run or go somewhere quickly.

Dab is also adverb with the meaning: with a dab, or sudden contact.

Dab is also adjective with the meaning: bad.

check bellow for the other definitions of Dab and Dap

Dab as a verb (transitive):

To press lightly in a repetitive motion with a soft object without rubbing.

Examples:

“I dabbed my face with a towel.”

Dab as a verb (transitive):

To apply a substance in this way.

Examples:

“He dabbed moisturizing liquid on his face.”

Dab as a verb:

To strike by a thrust; to hit with a sudden blow or thrust.

Dab as a verb:

To apply to a heated surface for the purpose of efficient combustion.

Dab as a verb:

To perform the dab dance move, by moving both arms to one side of the body parallel with your head.

Dab as a noun:

A soft tap or blow; a blow or peck from a bird’s beak; an aimed blow.

Dab as a noun (AAVE):

A soft, playful box given in greeting or approval.

Dab as a noun:

A small amount, a blob of some soft or wet substance. A small amount of .

Dab as a noun (chiefly, in the plural, dated, British):

Dab as a noun:

A hip hop dance move in which the dancer simultaneously drops the head while raising an arm, briefly resting their face in the elbow, as if sneezing into their elbow.

Dab as an adverb:

With a dab, or sudden contact.

Dab as a noun:

One skilful or proficient; an expert; an adept.

Dab as a noun:

A small flatfish of the family Pleuronectidae, especially ; a flounder.

Dab as a noun (US):

A sand dab, a small flatfish of genus .

Dab as an adjective (obsolete, costers):

Dap as a noun (Bristol, Wales, usually in plural):

Dap as a verb (Bristol):

To run or go somewhere quickly.

Examples:

“I’ll just dap down to the shop.”

Dap as a verb (metalworking):

To create a hollow indentation.

Dap as a verb (angling):

To drop the bait gently onto the surface of the water.

Dap as a noun:

Elaborate handshake, especially hooking thumbs.

Dap as a noun:

Dap as a verb:

Dab is a soft tap or blow, whereas dap is a plimsoll. ]]>