- 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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Examples from the Web for 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.
- (tr) mainly US informal to defeat totally; overwhelm
C19: variant of whip