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- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /wɒp/, /ʍɒp/
- (General American) enPR: wäp, hwäp, IPA(key): /wɑp/, /ʍɑp/
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- Rhymes: -ɒp
- Homophone: wop (in accents with the wine-whine merger)
- (transitive, informal) To throw or move (something) quickly, usually with an impact.
- He angrily whopped the book onto the table.
- 1848 October 28, “Collectanea. The First Ice Cream.”, in The Daguerreotype: A Magazine of Foreign Literature and Science; Compiled Chiefly from the Periodical Publications of England, France, and Germany, volume III, number 1, Boston, Mass.: Published by Crosby & Nichols, No. 111 Washington Street, OCLC 29406423, page 43, column 2:
- Then I'd wake up an' screech and roar—then off to sleep again—to dream that Spanker had run away with me, or that father was whopping me, or some other plaguey thing, till mornin'.
- 1867, “A Maid & a Younge Man. [Page 197 of MS.]”, in John W[esley] Hales and Frederick J[ames] Furnivall, editors, Bishop Percy’s Folio Manuscript. Loose and Humorous Songs, part I, London: N[icholas] Trübner & Co., 60 Paternoster Row, OCLC 885426420, lines 1–4, page 51:
- A man & a younge maid that loued a long time / were tane in a frenzye ithe Midsommer prime; / the maid shee lay drooping, hye; / the man he lay whopping, hey, the man he lay whopping hoe.
- (transitive, slang) To administer corporal punishment
- whap (dialectal)
whop (plural whops)