Definitiondose of the clap , a case of gonorrhea. Not to be confused with clapped out , an expression of the 1960-70s meaning worn out, exhausted. See gonorrhea for synonyms.
Etymology: From the 16 th century French word clapoir , a swelling in the groin symptomatic of gonorrhea.
(2) In a Monty Python's Flying Circus sketch entitled Oscar Wilde, Too (1973), Oscar Wilde (Terry Gilliam) and Jim (John Cleese) are entertaining royalty with their wit:
-- Oscar: ' Your Majesty is like a dose of the clap.'
-- Jim: ' Before you arrive is pleasure, after you leave is a pain in the dark.'
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clamp it silly
clamping the pipe
clap eyes on
clap one's eyes on
clap the clit
clap with one hand