whup

[ hwuhp, wuhp ]
/ ʰwʌp, wʌp /

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.

Nearby words

  1. whs. stk.,
  2. whse.,
  3. whsle,
  4. whsle.,
  5. whump,
  6. why,
  7. why'll,
  8. why're,
  9. why's,
  10. whyalla

Origin of whup

1890–95; orig. 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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