[ hwomp, womp ]
/ ʰwɒmp, wɒmp /
a loud, heavy blow, slap, bang, or the like: He fell with an awful whomp.
verb (used with object)
to defeat (a person, opposing team, etc.) decisively: We whomped the visiting team.
to slap or strike: to whomp the kids.
verb (used without object)
to make a banging or slapping noise: Guns whomped in the distance.
whomp up, Informal.
- to make or create quickly: to whomp up a new set of guidelines.
- to stir up; rouse: to whomp up public approval.
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“I do believe that the buck stops here, that I cannot rely upon public opinion polls to tell me what is right. I do believe that right makes might and that if I am wrong, 10 angels swearing I was right would make no difference.”
Origin of whomp
First recorded in 1925–30; imitative
Words nearby whomp
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