[ lar-uh-ping ]
/ ˈlær ə pɪŋ /

adverb Chiefly Western U.S.

very; exceedingly: That was a larruping good meal.

Origin of larruping

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

Definition for larruping (2 of 2)


[ lar-uh p ]
/ ˈlær əp /

verb (used with object), lar·ruped, lar·rup·ing.

to beat or thrash.

Origin of larrup

1815–25; perhaps < Dutch larpen to thresh with flails

Related forms

lar·rup·er, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for larruping

  • They was a-making tracks along hereaway, sartain, sure; larruping them hosses to a keen jump, lickity-split.

    The Master of Appleby|Francis Lynde
  • I gave him a glass of my choicest rum, when all he deserved was a larruping.

    The Maid of Sker|Richard Doddridge Blackmore
  • 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


/ (ˈlærəp) /


(tr) dialect to beat or flog

Derived Forms

larruper, noun

Word Origin for larrup

C19: of unknown origin
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