Date: 1900-2000
Origin: slapstick 'two joined sticks used in the theater for making slapping sounds' (19-20 centuries)

slapstick

noun
     
Related topics: Performing
slap‧stick [uncountable]
AP humorous acting in which the performers fall over, throw things at each other etc:
a slapstick comedy

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