thwap

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Imitative.

Interjection[edit]

thwap

  1. The sound of a heavy smack.
    • 2007 December 2, Stephanie Zacharek, “Mad”[1], New York Times:
      THE COMPLETELY MAD DON MARTIN, a two-volume honker that includes every drawing Martin ever published in the magazine, answers the question with a definitive thwap: Martin's cartoons are still weird.

Verb[edit]

thwap ‎(third-person singular simple present thwaps, present participle thwapping, simple past and past participle thwapped)

  1. To make, or cause to make, a heavy smacking sound.
    • 2004, Anthony Doerr, About Grace, page 241:
      Reflectors in the road thwapped beneath the tires, setting a regular, almost reassuring pace.