• synonyms


verb South Midland and Southern U.S. Nonstandard.
  1. a simple past tense of help.
Show More
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for holp

Historical Examples

  • "I allowed it might holp him up some to hear Todd was safe dead," he apologized.

    Mothering on Perilous

    Lucy S. Furman

  • I'll holp you all I kin; leastways, I'll wink et whut you do.


    Mary Addams Bayne

  • Then she took hold of it and holp me up and holp me carry it out.

  • I wisht ye'd come out an holp me manpower a chunk up on ther choppin' block.

    The Roof Tree

    Charles Neville Buck

  • Ef Isom's too sick to come down to the mill to-morrer, I wish you'd come 'n' holp me.

British Dictionary definitions for holp


  1. archaic, or dialect a past tense of help
Show More
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012