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[hwuhp, wuhp]
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verb (used with object), whupped, whup·ping. South Midland and Southern U.S.
  1. 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; orig. Scots form of whip
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Related Words for whupping

thrash, chastise, smack, flog, clobber, trim, cane, clout, blip, lick, tan, whip, belt, hide, sock, paddle, cuff, punish, punch, buffet

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Historical Examples of whupping

  • He got a whupping, but he was shocked dat mother didn't kill him like she said she was.

    Slave Narratives, Oklahoma


  • Mother was told under threat of a whupping not to make any outcry when I was carried away.

British Dictionary definitions for whupping


verb whups, whupping or whupped
  1. (tr) mainly US informal to defeat totally; overwhelm
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Word Origin for whup

C19: variant of whip
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