U.S. Marine Corps Dictionary

Dap

A complicated and unique hand shake devised by African American Marines in Vietnam as a demonstration of racial pride. Quickly picked up by non-African Americans and eventually a common form of greeting. It came back to the United States with many of the veterans and became widespread for more than a decade.


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