- to whip; beat or defeat decisively: The top seed whupped his opponent in three straight sets.
Origin of whup
1890–95; orig. Scots form of whip
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Related Wordsthrash, chastise, smack, flog, clobber, trim, cane, clout, blip, lick, tan, whip, belt, hide, sock, paddle, cuff, punish, punch, buffet
Examples from the Web for whup
He didn't whup us and he said, he didn't want nobody else to whup us.
He didn't whup nobody very often, but he only had to whup 'em jest one time!
Father finally had to whup Joe to make him know he was black.
Whope is sometimes used in the present tense, but whup is more common.Our Southern Highlanders
Dey carried 'em down in de woods an' whup dem, den dey throws 'em in de pond, dere bodies breakin' de ice.
- (tr) mainly US informal to defeat totally; overwhelm
C19: variant of whip
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