Origin of whomp

First recorded in 1925–30; imitative
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Examples from the Web for whomp

Historical Examples of whomp

  • Soon Bob heard from the hillside the "hy-yi-hi, whomp, whomp, whomp!"

    Over the Sliprails

    Henry Lawson

  • 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


Word Origin and History for whomp
n.

1926, echoic of the sound of a heavy blow or something falling heavily.

v.

1952, from whomp (n.). Related: Whomped; whomping.

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