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.’

Noun[edit]

larrup ‎(uncountable)

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

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