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English definition of “happy slapping”

happy slapping

noun [U]    
an attack on someone by a group of young people who photograph their attack with mobile phonesPhysical and sexual assault and abductionSexual activity in generalCommunicating by telephone
(Definition of happy slapping noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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