Origin uncertain. Many dictionaries suggest a connection with larpen, Dutch, 'to thresh with flails'.
larrup (third-person singular simple present larrups, present participle larruping or larrupping, simple past and past participle larruped or larrupped)
- 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.’
- backchat or rudeness