- to beat or thrash.
Origin of larrup
1815–25; perhaps < Dutch larpen to thresh with flails
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Examples from the Web for larrup
Well, she give him a larrup over the face with her whip that cut the hide!The Rustler of Wind River
G. W. Ogden
If you had'nt been punished a bit already, wouldn't I larrup you neither?A Book of Ghosts
When dey got him back to de house, dey would buckle him down over a barrel and larrup him wid a plaited whup.
Well, I hope to de Lawd you'll fin' dat rascal an' larrup him ontwell he cain't stan' straight.The heart of happy hollow
Paul Laurence Dunbar
He speak to his fader, and he curse and swear awful, and stand wid de rifle close by and tell dat son ob his to larrup Jake.True to the Old Flag
G. A. Henty
- (tr) dialect to beat or flog
C19: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for larrup
"to beat, thrash," 1823, of unknown origin, possibly related to Dutch larpen "to thrash." First mentioned as a Suffolk dialect word.
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