Meaning of slapstick
Pronunciation: (slap'stik"), [key]
- broad comedy characterized by boisterous action, as the throwing of pies in actors' faces, mugging, and obvious farcical situations and jokes.
- a stick or lath used by harlequins, clowns, etc., as in pantomime, for striking other performers, esp. a combination of laths that make a loud, clapping noise without hurting the person struck.
- using, or marked by the use of, broad farce and horseplay: a slapstick motion picture.
- slapstick (Thesaurus)