slap-and-tickle

n
British
petting, kissing and caressing.
A joky and innocuous euphemism for love-play of various degrees of intensity. The phrase dates from the Edwardian era but was most popular in the late 1950s, usually in the form 'a bit of slap-and-tickle'.

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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  • slap and tickle — noun (informal) Amorous frolicking, with kissing, petting, etc • • • Main Entry: ↑slap * * * slap and ˈtickle idiom (old fashioned, BrE …   Useful english dictionary

  • slap and tickle — n. [Brit. Informal] playful kissing or caressing, foreplay, or, now, often, sexual intercourse: also written slap and tickle n. * * * …   Universalium

  • slap and tickle — n. [Brit. Informal] playful kissing or caressing, foreplay, or, now, often, sexual intercourse: also written slap and tickle n …   English World dictionary

  • slap and tickle — ► slap and tickle Brit. informal physical amorous play. Main Entry: ↑slap …   English terms dictionary

  • slap and tickle — noun uncount BRITISH HUMOROUS sexual activity, especially when it does not involve serious feelings …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Slap and Tickle — Single infobox | Name = Slap And Tickle Artist = Squeeze from Album = Cool for Cats Released = August 31, 1979 (UK) Format = 7 vinyl Recorded = 1978 Genre = Rock Length = 4:19 Label = A M Records Producer = John Wood Squeeze Chart position = #24… …   Wikipedia

  • slap and tickle —    sexual play    Literally, no more than what might occur in any courtship, which is all this phrase normally implies:     And what sells this year s new royal books but the same slap and tickle? (Esquire, December, 1993) …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • slap and tickle — mainly British, old fashioned, humorous sexual activity that is not serious. They were having a bit of slap and tickle on the sofa when I walked in …   New idioms dictionary

  • slap-and-tickle — /slæp ən ˈtɪkəl/ (say slap uhn tikuhl) noun sexual play, usually lighthearted …   Australian English dictionary

  • slap and tickle — noun Mild or playful kissing, cuddling, and other amorous play …   Wiktionary

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