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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
1900-1905
Larruping is an Americanism formed on the basis of the verb larrup meaning "to beat or thrash." It entered English in the early 1900s.