- 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 Words for whuppingthrash, 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.
- (tr) mainly US informal to defeat totally; overwhelm
Word Origin for whup
C19: variant of whip
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