- very; exceedingly: That was a larruping good meal.
Origin of larruping
- to beat or thrash.
Origin of larrup
Related Words for larrupinghit, harm, charge, raid, besiege, beat, assault, hurt, bombard, ambush, stab, storm, strike, assail, blast, invade, infiltrate, repulse, crush, finish
Examples from the Web for larruping
Historical Examples of 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
Word Origin for larrup
"to beat, thrash," 1823, of unknown origin, possibly related to Dutch larpen "to thrash." First mentioned as a Suffolk dialect word.