verb (used with object), whupped, whup·ping. South Midland and Southern U.S.
Origin of whup
Examples from the Web for whup
Marster tole him he would not whup him, but he would sell him.
His marster walked off an' dat wus de last of it, an' he never tried to whup him again.
She sho' whup me for dat, but no more, 'cause she so mean us all leave.Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves|Work Projects Administration
By some the vowel of whup is sounded like oo in book (Mr. Fox writes “whoop,” which, I presume, he intends for that sound).Our Southern Highlanders|Horace Kephart
De Marster said let 'im 'lone he's too strong ter be whup'd.Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves|Work Projects Administration