slap chip. colloquial, usually in the plural, hot fried potato chips (distinguishing these from ‘chips’, the South African English term for potato crisps), often referring to chips fried until they are cooked but not crisp;
slapgat/ˈslapxat/slang [see quotation 1973], not in polite use, (as adjective) useless, lazy, slovenly, undisciplined; (as noun) a lazy or undisciplined person.
1972R. MalanAh Big Yaws 17Several Dry-fin[drive-in] restaurants cunningly distinguish between these (sc. crisps) and the French-fried potato chips by referring to the latter as Long chups or Slup chups.
1986D. Wilson inArgus 1 Jan. 2Antoinette let out a joyous shriek like an early-morning seagull discovering some discarded slap chips outside a roadhouse.
1988Flying Springbok Oct. 141These days, it is perfectly possible to plan a holiday that actually avoids the lunchtime slap chips and burgers of wayside cafés.
1988Weekly Mail 18 Oct. 19James..with his celebrated Portuguese cafe...‘You want one packet of Chesterfield, slap chips, what you want?’
1989B. Ronge inSunday Times 9 Apr. (Mag. Sect.) 9I once starved myself all day to do justice to an immensely chi-chi repast prepared by a visiting French chef...After the meal..I fled straight to the nearest Bimbo’s where I bought a large packet of hot, slap chips drenched in vinegar.
1990C. Fluxman on TV1, 17 Oct. (Good Morning South Africa)There’s nothing like a delicious burger with onions and slap chips.
1991Fair Lady 27 Mar. 49Final proof that the royals are human — Heinz Tomato Ketchup features on their list of warrants. For the Queen Mother’s burgers? The Queen’s hot dogs? Di’s slap chips?
1991Sunday Times 2 June (Mag. Sect.) 37It was one of those small little Portuguese supermarkets...You could buy old eggs, old fish in batter, the usual slap chips, a toasted whatever. Or you could go for peri-peri chicken.
1993M. Schofield inCape Librarian Mar. 38A plate of ‘slap’ chips and tomato sauce and coffee stylishly served in styrofoam cups.
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