[ womp, hwomp ]
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  1. a loud, heavy blow, slap, bang, or the like: He fell with an awful whomp.

verb (used with object)
  1. to defeat (a person, opposing team, etc.) decisively: We whomped the visiting team.

  2. to slap or strike: to whomp the kids.

verb (used without object)
  1. to make a banging or slapping noise: Guns whomped in the distance.

Verb Phrases
  1. 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.

Origin of whomp

First recorded in 1925–30; imitative

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How to use whomp in a sentence

  • Pete Whitney said, "You git a smart lot of work out'en a farmed-out young'un if you whomp him to it."

    Trading Jeff and his Dog | James Arthur Kjelgaard
  • Soon Bob heard from the hillside the "hy-yi-hi, whomp, whomp, whomp!"

    Over the Sliprails | Henry Lawson