larrup

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Origin uncertain. Many dictionaries suggest a connection with larpen, Dutch, 'to thresh with flails'.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

larrup (third-person singular simple present larrups, present participle larruping or larrupping, simple past and past participle larruped or larrupped)

  1. to beat or thrash
    • 1922, James Joyce, Ulysses
      ZOE-FANNY: I let him larrup it into me for the fun of it.
    • 1938, Graham Greene, Brighton Rock
      ‘A kid like that oughtn’t to be mixed up with things,’ Ida said. ‘If he was mine I’d just larrup it out of him.’

2. 'larruped' (slang) drunk, inebriated.

Noun[edit]

larrup (uncountable)

  1. backchat or rudeness
    • Oi, less of your larrup!

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