What does clapback mean?

A clever comeback

A clapback is a clever comeback used by a person who just received an insult. It is such a good comeback that it leaves the receiver speechless and becomes a mic drop moment.

Clapback is similar to a dis, a burn, or throwing shade. It became popular in 2017 as a way to refer to snappy comebacks on social media, such as Facebook and Twitter. It may also appear as clap back.


"I could tell by the look on his face that he was not expecting my clapback."
"Yeah, he was speechless."

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Last Updated: January 12, 2018

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