whomp

[hwomp, womp]Informal.
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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.
    1. to make or create quickly: to whomp up a new set of guidelines.
    2. to stir up; rouse: to whomp up public approval.

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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