[ 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.
impact, bump, concussion, shock, punch, slap, jolt, stroke, jab, kick, uppercut, smack, drub, clobber, pummel, whack, beat, trounce, outclass, outshine
Origin of whomp
First recorded in 1925–30; imitative
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Examples from the Web for whomp
1926, echoic of the sound of a heavy blow or something falling heavily.
1952, from whomp (n.). Related: Whomped; whomping.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper