Origin of whomp

First recorded in 1925–30; imitative
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Word Origin and History for whomp up

whomp

n.

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

whomp

v.

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

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