clapperclaw


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clapperclaw

(ˈklæpəˌklɔː)
vb (tr)
1. to claw or scratch with the hands and nails
2. to revile; abuse
[C16: perhaps from clapper + claw]
ˈclapperˌclawer n

clapperclaw


Past participle: clapperclawed
Gerund: clapperclawing

Imperative
clapperclaw
clapperclaw
Present
I clapperclaw
you clapperclaw
he/she/it clapperclaws
we clapperclaw
you clapperclaw
they clapperclaw
Preterite
I clapperclawed
you clapperclawed
he/she/it clapperclawed
we clapperclawed
you clapperclawed
they clapperclawed
Present Continuous
I am clapperclawing
you are clapperclawing
he/she/it is clapperclawing
we are clapperclawing
you are clapperclawing
they are clapperclawing
Present Perfect
I have clapperclawed
you have clapperclawed
he/she/it has clapperclawed
we have clapperclawed
you have clapperclawed
they have clapperclawed
Past Continuous
I was clapperclawing
you were clapperclawing
he/she/it was clapperclawing
we were clapperclawing
you were clapperclawing
they were clapperclawing
Past Perfect
I had clapperclawed
you had clapperclawed
he/she/it had clapperclawed
we had clapperclawed
you had clapperclawed
they had clapperclawed
Future
I will clapperclaw
you will clapperclaw
he/she/it will clapperclaw
we will clapperclaw
you will clapperclaw
they will clapperclaw
Future Perfect
I will have clapperclawed
you will have clapperclawed
he/she/it will have clapperclawed
we will have clapperclawed
you will have clapperclawed
they will have clapperclawed
Future Continuous
I will be clapperclawing
you will be clapperclawing
he/she/it will be clapperclawing
we will be clapperclawing
you will be clapperclawing
they will be clapperclawing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been clapperclawing
you have been clapperclawing
he/she/it has been clapperclawing
we have been clapperclawing
you have been clapperclawing
they have been clapperclawing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been clapperclawing
you will have been clapperclawing
he/she/it will have been clapperclawing
we will have been clapperclawing
you will have been clapperclawing
they will have been clapperclawing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been clapperclawing
you had been clapperclawing
he/she/it had been clapperclawing
we had been clapperclawing
you had been clapperclawing
they had been clapperclawing
Conditional
I would clapperclaw
you would clapperclaw
he/she/it would clapperclaw
we would clapperclaw
you would clapperclaw
they would clapperclaw
Past Conditional
I would have clapperclawed
you would have clapperclawed
he/she/it would have clapperclawed
we would have clapperclawed
you would have clapperclawed
they would have clapperclawed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.clapperclaw - claw with the nails
claw - scratch, scrape, pull, or dig with claws or nails
2.clapperclaw - use foul or abusive language towardsclapperclaw - use foul or abusive language towards; "The actress abused the policeman who gave her a parking ticket"; "The angry mother shouted at the teacher"
slang - abuse with coarse language
revile, vilify, vituperate, rail - spread negative information about; "The Nazi propaganda vilified the Jews"
lash out, attack, snipe, assail, assault, round - attack in speech or writing; "The editors of the left-leaning paper attacked the new House Speaker"
curse - heap obscenities upon; "The taxi driver who felt he didn't get a high enough tip cursed the passenger"
References in periodicals archive ?
clapperclaw (55): Brome, The Weeding of Covent Garden (1632); Ford, The Lover's Melancholy (1628); Haughton, Grim the Collier of Croydon (1600); Shakespeare, Troilus and Cressida (1602); only Brome and the MS spell the word without a hyphen.
A satirical reference in the Gazetteer & New Daily Advertiser (16 March 1790) noted that the "TEMPLE OF FLORA," near the Apollo Tea Gardens, was frequented by "ideals of fashion, male, female, and epicene," and here could be seen "The Duke and Duchess of Anguish," "the "Countess of Clapperclaw, and Lord and Lady Vapid.