whomp

noun
\ ˈ(h)wämp How to pronounce whomp (audio) , ˈ(h)wȯmp \

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

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 Winning the turnover war, the unstoppable J.Chase freak show, D.J. Reader putting the whomp on Derrick Henry, E. McPherson topping himself seemingly weekly, Saint Joe blessing the proceedings with his presence. Paul Daugherty, The Enquirer, 24 Jan. 2022 Hunks of lardon bring a bacony whomp; they’re offset by a mulchy, acidic riff on salsa made with roasted broccoli. Bill Addison, Los Angeles Times, 15 Oct. 2021 During this siege, several sturgeon in the 5-foot range jumped several times around the boat, landing with a giant whomp and whirl the size of a washtub. Tom Stienstra, SFChronicle.com, 23 May 2020 With a Cougar helicopter whomp-whomping overhead, the commandos stormed up two flights of stairs, seized the bomb-making materials and captured the terrorist leaders. Eric Schmitt, New York Times, 12 July 2019 The Cowslingers' whomp-and-stomp sound cruised as many musical paths. John Petkovic, cleveland.com, 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, 12 Oct. 2017 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Raymond taught the Phanatic what became his signature moves: how to whomp his paunch, how to suction a plunger to the head of a bald man, how to stand at a distance and land rings on the plunger. New York Times, 6 Aug. 2021 The sarcastic, whomping Fountains Of Wayne and lithe and buzzy Tinted Windows were fundamentally power pop, while Ivy combined cool Eurolounge with sad hints of Burt Bacharach. Marc Hirsh, EW.com, 2 Apr. 2020 The collection, which ranges from $23 to $175, includes the classic swaddles, over-sized blankets, reversible burp bibs and a cozy sleep bag, all printed with scenes from the movie (think Hedwig, the whomping willow and lightning bolts). Anya Leon, PEOPLE.com, 19 Sep. 2019 With a Cougar helicopter whomp-whomping overhead, the commandos stormed up two flights of stairs, seized the bomb-making materials and captured the terrorist leaders. Eric Schmitt, New York Times, 12 July 2019 Three days later, Clinton whomped Obama in the primary. Robin Abcarian, latimes.com, 28 June 2019 But even around our 10Best street route there's joy in whomping around an empty set of curves at sane speeds, using but a tiny slice of the available grip. Car and Driver, 28 Nov. 2018 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, 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, 14 Jan. 2018 See More

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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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“Whomp.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whomp. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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