intransitive verbdaps, dapping, dapped[no object]
Fish by letting the fly bob lightly on the water without letting the line touch the water.‘dapping was almost a sure-fire method’
- ‘he was dapping the fly skillfully’
- ‘It is documented that fly fishing for pike was popular in the early 1700's in this country, as was dapping for Dace on the Thames in the 1800's.’
- ‘Wet and dry fly, and dapping accounted for all of the fish.’
- ‘The L. Carra Anglers' wet fly and dapping competition was held on Saturday the 9th, and was won by Seán Walsh of Castlebar, who had 4 trout for 5.92 lb.’
- ‘There were mayfly still hatching around Oughterard and Cornamona, and dapping produced a few fish.’
- ‘Anglers who dapped the mayfly had plenty of action, while others caught quite a few using dry mayfly patterns.’
- ‘September is always a better month on the lough for both dapping and wet fly, so with a change in weather conditions anglers can expect much better fishing.’
Mid 17th century (as a verb): symbolic of a flicking movement, similar to dab.
An elaborate handshake that typically involving slapping palms, bumping fists, or snapping fingers.
- ‘I knew I had done something right when one of the students put out his hand for some dap’
- ‘Lance stopped to sign autographs and give dap to folks’
- ‘everybody laughed and gave daps and high fives’