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larruping

[lar-uh-ping]
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adverb Chiefly Western U.S.
  1. very; exceedingly: That was a larruping good meal.
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Origin of larruping

An Americanism dating back to 1900–05; larrup + -ing2

larrup

[lar-uh p]
verb (used with object), lar·ruped, lar·rup·ing.
  1. to beat or thrash.
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Origin of larrup

1815–25; perhaps < Dutch larpen to thresh with flails
Related formslar·rup·er, noun
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Related Words for larruping

hit, harm, charge, raid, besiege, beat, assault, hurt, bombard, ambush, stab, storm, strike, assail, blast, invade, infiltrate, repulse, crush, finish

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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.

  • 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

    Sabine Baring-Gould


British Dictionary definitions for larruping

larrup

verb
  1. (tr) dialect to beat or flog
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Derived Formslarruper, noun

Word Origin for larrup

C19: of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for larruping

larrup

v.

"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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