\ˈhwäp, ˈwäp\
variants: or
whopped or whapped; whopping or whapping

Definition of whop 

(Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to pull or whip out

2a : beat, strike

b : to defeat totally


variants: or less commonly whap

Definition of whop (Entry 2 of 2)

: a heavy blow : thump

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Examples of whop in a Sentence


despite high hopes, the hometown favorites got whopped again maybe if that television station replaced its obnoxious news anchor, it wouldn't get consistently whopped in the ratings


the doctor gave my knee a little whop with his mallet to test my reflexes
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Active real estate listings in September were up by a whopping 113 percent year-over-year in San Jose, 81 percent in Denver, 47 percent in Seattle, 33 percent in San Francisco, 34 percent in San Diego, and 12 percent in Los Angeles. Jeff Andrews, Curbed, "Home prices have finally hit a wall on the West Coast," 16 Oct. 2018 Our final top pick is this SanDisk Ultra microSD for $100 with a whopping 400GB of storage space. Ian Paul, PCWorld, "Amazon's one-day storage sale has great prices on SSDs, thumb drives, and external drives," 26 Sep. 2018 Here's a new Quinnipiac poll shows another record high of whopping 70 percent of voters currently say that this economy is either excellent or good. Fox News, "Coast Guard commandant talks Florence rescue efforts," 14 Sep. 2018 By 2012, according to Telegeography, Skype accounted for a whopping 167 billion minutes of cross-border voice and video calling in a year—which itself was a stunning 44 percent growth over 2011. Toivo Tänavsuu, Ars Technica, "“How can they be so good?”: The strange story of Skype," 3 Sep. 2018 Marc Stein: The Warriors missed their first six 3-pointers, Draymond Green teetered on the edge of an early ejection ... and Golden State trails by a whopping one point. Scott Cacciola, New York Times, "Kevin Durant Pulls Warriors Closer to Another N.B.A. Title," 7 June 2018 The highlight of the last storage firesale on Amazon was a whopping 400GB microSD card for $100, a no-brainer for Nintendo Switch owners looking to maximize their internal storage. Cameron Faulkner, The Verge, "SD cards, flash drives, and solid state storage are cheaper today on Amazon," 24 Oct. 2018 Until now, despite the struggles of last year, Seattle has never been outscored in the fourth quarter during Carroll’s tenure, outscoring foes a whopping 142-64 in the final 15 minutes. Bob Condotta, The Seattle Times, "The Final Word: Bob Condotta reviews what he got right and wrong about Seahawks vs. Rams," 9 Oct. 2018 The tailback was fabulous in defeat, finishing with a whopping 195 yards on 34 carries and another 42 yards through the air. Ben Ladner, SI.com, "The 10 Best National Championship Game Performances of the BCS Era," 13 July 2018

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First Known Use of whop


14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1


14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for whop


Middle English whappen, alteration of wappen to throw violently

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