\ ˈwap, ˈwäp \
wapped; wapped; wapping; waps

Definition of wap

 (Entry 1 of 4)

1 dialectal : to pull or throw roughly
2 dialectal : beat, strike
3 dialectal : to blow in gusts


noun (1)
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of wap (Entry 2 of 4)

1 dialectal : blow, knock
2 Scottish
a : blast, storm
b : fight
\ " \
wapped; wapped; wapping; waps

Definition of wap (Entry 3 of 4)

: to fold up : bind, wrap


noun (2)
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of wap (Entry 4 of 4)

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

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History and Etymology for wap

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 11 Apr. 2021.

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