- very; exceedingly: That was a larruping good meal.
Origin of larruping
- 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 larruping
I gave him a glass of my choicest rum, when all he deserved was a larruping.The Maid of Sker
Richard Doddridge Blackmore
They was a-making tracks along hereaway, sartain, sure; larruping them hosses to a keen jump, lickity-split.The Master of Appleby
Blame my buttons, if I don't always hate to pronounce that larruping long name Blennerhassett!A Dream of Empire
William Henry Venable
His wits have never come right, and a deal, a deal of larruping it will take to make 'em grow.A Book of Ghosts
- (tr) dialect to beat or flog
C19: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for larruping
"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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