whop

[hwop, wop]Informal.

verb (used with object), whopped, whop·ping.

to strike forcibly.
to defeat soundly, as in a contest.
to put or pull violently; whip: to whop out a book.

verb (used without object), whopped, whop·ping.

to plump suddenly down; flop.

noun


Also whap, wap.

Origin of whop

1350–1400; Middle English, variant of wap
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British Dictionary definitions for whop

whop

wop or less commonly whap

informal

verb whops, whopping or whopped

(tr) to strike, beat, or thrash
(tr) to defeat utterly
(intr) to drop or fall

noun

a heavy blow or the sound made by such a blow

Word Origin for whop

C14: variant of wap, perhaps of imitative origin
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Word Origin and History for whop
v.

"to beat, strike," mid-15c., of imitative origin; cf. Welsh chwap "a stroke," also of imitative origin; cf. also wap.

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