Word of the Day Archive
Wednesday June 6, 2012
To beat or thrash.
When a seagoing canoe beached on the stones, or when a neighbor came larruping from around back of the house, Martha Obenchain, peeling potatoes at a table in the sun, rose and put the kettle on, tickled pink.
-- Annie Dillard, The Living
A fast white boat comes larruping around the point from the direction of Mercer Island and banks towards him.
-- Neal Stephenson, Cryptonomicon
Larrup may derive from the Dutch word larpen meaning "to beat with flails".