A lot vs. Alot: 9 Grammatical Pitfalls
"to beat, strike," mid-15c., of imitative origin; cf. Welsh chwap "a stroke," also of imitative origin; cf. also wap.
To hit; whack (1575+)
: The racketeering, gossiping, whoop-dedoodle thing, it is a piece of stinking fish (1920s+)