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[hwomp, womp] /ʰwɒmp, wɒmp/ Informal.
a loud, heavy blow, slap, bang, or the like:
He fell with an awful whomp.
verb (used with object)
to defeat (a person, opposing team, etc.) decisively:
We whomped the visiting team.
to slap or strike:
to whomp the kids.
verb (used without object)
to make a banging or slapping noise:
Guns whomped in the distance.
Verb phrases
whomp up, Informal.
  1. to make or create quickly:
    to whomp up a new set of guidelines.
  2. to stir up; rouse:
    to whomp up public approval.
Origin of whomp
First recorded in 1925-30; imitative Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Soon Bob heard from the hillside the "hy-yi-hi, whomp, whomp, whomp!"

    Over the Sliprails Henry Lawson
  • Pete Whitney said, "You git a smart lot of work out'en a farmed-out young'un if you whomp him to it."

    Trading Jeff and his Dog James Arthur Kjelgaard
Word Origin and History for whomp

1926, echoic of the sound of a heavy blow or something falling heavily.


1952, from whomp (n.). Related: Whomped; whomping.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for whomp



  1. To defeat utterly; clobber: The Tigers got badly whomped (1952+)
  2. To hit; bash: sturdily whumped at the New Deal's ''insane deficit policy'' (1973+)

[echoic fr the sound of a blow, perhaps influenced by dialect whup and whop, ''whip'']

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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