whoop-ass

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From English whoop (variant of whip) + ass

Verb[edit]

whoop-ass

  1. Alternative form of whoop ass

Noun[edit]

whoop-ass

  1. (figuratively, slang, US) An act of beating.
  2. (idiomatic, slang, US) A fight.
    • 2013, Cora L. Hairston, Faces Behind the Dust, ISBN 9781475958300:
      Big Sis had come out the door for some more whoop-ass, while Mr. Man was trying to hold her back.
  3. (figuratively, slang, US) Strength or will to fight or compete.
    • 2006 June, Khoo, David, “Sleeper hit. Torque Test: Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX Wagon GT-A”, in Torque, SPH Magazines, ISSN 0218-7868, page 55:
      There is a squat and fuss-free simplicity about its profile, which belies the amount of 'whoop-ass' that can be delivered with a prod of the accelerator pedal.

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