whomp

noun
\ˈhwämp, ˈhwȯmp, ˈwämp, ˈwȯmp\

Definition of whomp 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: a loud slap, crash, or crunch

whomp

verb
whomped; whomping; whomps

Definition of whomp (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to strike with a sharp noise or thump

transitive verb

1 : to hit or slap sharply

2 : to defeat decisively : trounce

3 : to create or put together especially hastily usually used with up

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Examples of whomp in a Sentence

Noun

the dish fell off the table and hit the hardwood floor with a whomp

Verb

the basketball team was whomped in the last game of the regular season and missed out on the playoffs

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The Cowslingers' whomp-and-stomp sound cruised as many musical paths. John Petkovic, cleveland.com, "Cleveland's punkabilly Cowslingers reunite for rare show at Beachland," 4 Jan. 2018 The bill features ooky-spooky, costumed shock-rockers Freak Box (Detroit), whomp-and-stomp garage-blues rockers 45 Spider (Cleveland) and alien-punks Stimpy's Revenge (Massillon). John Petkovic, cleveland.com, "Phantasy to host Halloween Glam Punk Party, with rare Lords of New Church footage, 45 Spider," 12 Oct. 2017

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

Ever since there have been three-deckers and brooms, the downstairs neighbors have been whomping the ceiling telling the upstairs folks to keep it down. Beth Teitell, BostonGlobe.com, "With so many new condos in Boston, is it any wonder soundproofers are getting more calls?," 2 July 2018 Actor Tom Hanks — whom Globes show host Seth Meyers jokingly suggested could be Oprah’s running mate — would whomp Trump in California as well, 56 to 31 percent, according to the survey, which had a margin of error of 3.3 percentage points. Matier & Ross, San Francisco Chronicle, "SF’s mayoral morass: Supervisors can’t cut a deal," 14 Jan. 2018 This is the franchise that whomped the Chargers in the Super Bowl, so for cord-cutters of a certain age, cheering the men in red-and-gold would be too much to stomach. Tom Krasovic, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Advice for 'free-agent' San Diego fans still looking for NFL team," 6 Feb. 2018 Actor Tom Hanks — whom Golden Globes show host Seth Meyers jokingly suggested could be Oprah’s running mate — would whomp Trump in California as well, 56 to 31 percent, according to the survey, which had a margin of error of 3.3 percentage points. Matier & Ross, San Francisco Chronicle, "Oprah would trounce Trump in California, poll says," 14 Jan. 2018 There was a huge upset in the NFL season opener last night as the Chiefs whomped the Pats. Lara O’reilly, WSJ, "CMO Today: Facebook’s $1 Billion Content Budget; Disney to Stream ‘Star Wars’; Hulu and Spotify Partnership," 8 Sep. 2017 The little picture shows the Bengals at home, whomping Indy next Sunday. Paul Daugherty, Cincinnati.com, "Paul Daugherty: Cincinnati Bengals remain Pittsburgh Steelers' 'Little Brother'," 22 Oct. 2017 And then surround the Rizzo monument with exhibits, with pictures that will also show the African Americans (and the others) who were whomped upside the head or bitten by vicious police dogs during Rizzo’s reign of terror. Will Bunch, Philly.com, "That Rizzo statue is history! (No, seriously…put it in a museum)," 17 Aug. 2017 The maximum-capability flagship sails behind a potent 6.7-liter Cummins turbo-diesel inline-six, whomping up enough torque to pull the planet’s skin a little tighter: 800 lb-ft at 1600 rpm. Tony Swan, Car and Driver, "2017 Ram 2500 HD 6.4L Gasoline V-8 Crew Cab 4x4," 16 June 2017

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First Known Use of whomp

Noun

1926, in the meaning defined above

Verb

1942, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

History and Etymology for whomp

Noun

imitative

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Dictionary Entries near whomp

wholly

whom

whomever

whomp

whomp up

whomso

whomsoever

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