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whup

[ wuhp, hwuhp ]
/ wʌp, ʰwʌp /
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verb (used with object), whupped, whup·ping.South Midland and Southern U.S.
to whip; beat or defeat decisively: The top seed whupped his opponent in three straight sets.
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Origin of whup

1890–95; originally Scots form of whip

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British Dictionary definitions for whup

whup
/ (wʌp, wʊp) /

verb whups, whupping or whupped
(tr) mainly US informal to defeat totally; overwhelm

Word Origin for whup

C19: variant of whip
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