adjective Date: circa 1823 chiefly British first-rate, bang-up

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  • slap-up — /slap up /, adj. Brit. Informal. excellent; first rate: a slap up do. [1820 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • slap-up — adj slap up meal/dinner etc BrE informal a very large enjoyable meal …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • slap-up — adjective BRITISH INFORMAL a slap up meal is large and very good …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • slap-up — slap′ up adj. brit. brit. inf. excellent; first rate • Etymology: 1820–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • slap-up — ► ADJECTIVE informal, chiefly Brit. ▪ (of a meal) large and sumptuous …   English terms dictionary

  • slap-up — [slapup΄] adj. [Brit. Informal] Brit. Informal 1. stylish; lavish 2. first rate …   English World dictionary

  • slap-up — ADJ: ADJ n A slap up meal is a large enjoyable meal. [BRIT, INFORMAL] We usually had one slap up meal a day …   English dictionary

  • slap-up — Verb. To apply cosmetic make up. Adj. Extravagent and sumptuous. Usually applied to meals or dinner. E.g. It s my birthday so we re off out for a slap up meal, and I m paying! Informal …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • slap-up — adjective Excellent, first class. Isnt she a slap up woman, eh, now? pursued he; and began enumerating her attractions, as a horse jockey would the points of a favourite animal. mdash; Thackeray …   Wiktionary

  • slap-up — adj. Slap up is used with these nouns: ↑dinner, ↑lunch, ↑meal …   Collocations dictionary

  • slap-up — adjective slap up meal/dinner etc BrE informal a very large enjoyable meal …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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