whap

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

whap (plural whaps)

  1. A blow; a hit; a variation of whop.
  2. (Scotland) the curlew.

Verb[edit]

whap (third-person singular simple present whaps, present participle whapping, simple past and past participle whapped)

  1. (transitive) To strike hard and suddenly.
  2. (intransitive) To throw oneself quickly, or by an abrupt motion; to turn suddenly.
    She whapped down on the floor.
    The fish whapped over.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Bartlett to this entry?)

Interjection[edit]

whap

  1. A sudden blow; a variation of whop.

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