Clapperclaw, the verb

July 18, 2010 at 8:44 pm | In johnson street bridge, just_so, victoria | Comments Off on Clapperclaw, the verb

Here’s a great old word: clapperclaw. We should all start using it again.

Clapperclaw, vb., trans.: To claw or scratch with the open hand or nails; to beat, thrash, drub.

Clapperclaw, as in: While I chopped the vegetables, my dog clapperclawed my leg to demand a piece of zucchini.

It also means “to revile, abuse”…

Clapperclaw, as in: The citizens, ready to clapperclaw the councilors for their lousy decisions, voted them out at election time.

(Sing it, sister!)


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