[wop, wap]

verb (used with or without object), wapped, wap·ping, noun

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  • To this day he can not put a name to it; he surmises that it was Wapping.

    The Black Bag

    Louis Joseph Vance

  • About as soon as I should take lodgings in Wapping for country air!

  • True, it was case of a duke; but she had not known such dealings in Wapping.

    Little Novels of Italy

    Maurice Henry Hewlett

  • But once a gibbet stood on Wapping Wharf, and pirates were hanged upon it.

    Wappin' Wharf

    Charles S. Brooks

  • Three cowards will hang on Wapping wharf before the month is up.

    Wappin' Wharf

    Charles S. Brooks

British Dictionary definitions for wapping


n acronym for

Wireless Application Protocol: a global application that enables mobile phone users to access the internet and other information services
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Word Origin and History for wapping



"a hit, a blow," late 14c., probably of imitative origin. The verb (late 14c.) originally meant "to throw quickly or with violence," and in slang c.1560-1730 it meant "to copulate" (usually used in reference to women).

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