Clap Back

What does clap back mean?

A clever comeback

A clap back is a clever comeback used by a person responding to an insult. The comeback is so devastatingly good that it typically leaves the target of the insult speechless.

Clap back is similar to a burn, a dis, or throwing shade. It became popular in 2017 as a way to refer to awesome comebacks on social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. It may also appear as clapback.


I don't think she spoke for 2 days after that clap back

Zendaya bout to clap back

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Updated January 12, 2018

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