- a loud, heavy blow, slap, bang, or the like: He fell with an awful whomp.
- to defeat (a person, opposing team, etc.) decisively: We whomped the visiting team.
- to slap or strike: to whomp the kids.
- 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.
Origin of whomp
First recorded in 1925–30; imitative
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Word Origin and History for whomp up
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