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Monday, May 09, 2016

Definitions for larruping

  1. Chiefly Western U.S. very; exceedingly: That was a larruping good meal.

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Citations for larruping
Hewey dug into his pocket for the bankroll that had been resurrected from near death when Tarpley had paid his hands. Two bits for a larruping good supper and two bits for a shot of whisky. A sound investment, he thought. Elmer Kelton, Six Bits a Day, 2005
They passed a post office that advertised locking mail boxes and a hotel where the new arrival could find a larruping good meal and a soft bed for fifty cents--if he had fifty cents. Ron Arnold, The Grand Prairie Years: A Biography of W.C. Perry, 1987
Origin of larruping
Larruping is an Americanism formed on the basis of the verb larrup meaning "to beat or thrash." It entered English in the early 1900s.