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[hwomp, womp] /ʰwɒmp, wɒmp/ Informal.
a loud, heavy blow, slap, bang, or the like:
He fell with an awful whomp.
verb (used with object)
to defeat (a person, opposing team, etc.) decisively:
We whomped the visiting team.
to slap or strike:
to whomp the kids.
verb (used without object)
to make a banging or slapping noise:
Guns whomped in the distance.
Verb phrases
whomp up, Informal.
  1. to make or create quickly:
    to whomp up a new set of guidelines.
  2. to stir up; rouse:
    to whomp up public approval.
Origin of whomp
1925-30; imitative Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for whomp
  • Army managed to conceal the whomp-whomp of helicopter rotor blades, but photos of the wreckage offer clues.
  • It would have been a serene tableau, except for the air-sucking whomp of artillery shells.
Word Origin and History for whomp

1926, echoic of the sound of a heavy blow or something falling heavily.


1952, from whomp (n.). Related: Whomped; whomping.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for whomp

whoota joint

noun phrase

A marijuana cigarette containing crack: with these guys smoking that damn whoota joint (1990s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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