whop

whop

[hwop, wop] Informal.
verb (used with object), whopped, whopping.
1.
to strike forcibly.
2.
to defeat soundly, as in a contest.
3.
to put or pull violently; whip: to whop out a book.
verb (used without object), whopped, whopping.
4.
to plump suddenly down; flop.
noun
5.
a forcible blow.
6.
the sound made by it.
7.
a bump; heavy fall.
Also, whap, wap.


Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English, variant of wap

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whop, informal (less commonly) wop or informal (less commonly) whap (wɒp)
 
vb , whops, whopping, whopped
1.  (tr) to strike, beat, or thrash
2.  (tr) to defeat utterly
3.  (intr) to drop or fall
 
n
4.  a heavy blow or the sound made by such a blow
 
[C14: variant of wap, perhaps of imitative origin]
 
wop, informal (less commonly) wop or informal (less commonly) whap
 
vb
 
n
 
[C14: variant of wap, perhaps of imitative origin]
 
whap, informal (less commonly) wop or informal (less commonly) whap
 
vb
 
n
 
[C14: variant of wap, perhaps of imitative origin]

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whop
"to beat, strike," c.1440, of imitative origin; cf. Welsh chwap "a stroke," also of imitative origin; cf. also wap.
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