wap

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intransitive verb

ˈwap,
ˈwäp
wapped; wapped; wapping; waps
1
dialectal : to pull or throw roughly
2
dialectal : beat, strike
3
dialectal : to blow in gusts

wap

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noun (1)

"
plural -s
1
dialectal : blow, knock
2
Scottish
a
b
: fight

wap

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transitive verb

"
wapped; wapped; wapping; waps
dialectal
: to fold up : bind, wrap

wap

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noun (2)

"
plural -s
1
dialectal : a wrapping (as a turn of string around a rope or other string)
2
dialectal : a bundle or truss of straw

Word History

Etymology

Intransitive verb

Middle English wappen, probably of imitative origin

Noun (1)

Middle English, from wappen to throw, strike, blow in gusts

Transitive verb

Middle English wappen, of unknown origin

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“Wap.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wap. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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