\ ˈhwäp How to pronounce whop (audio) , 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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The top-of-the-line model offers a whopping 512GB of storage and 8GB of RAM, which are numbers that put most midrange laptops to shame. Chaim Gartenberg, The Verge, "How Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9 stacks up against the iPhone X," 10 Aug. 2018 In a news release, NBC revealed the series has reached a whopping 7.6 million viewers in the 20th season so far. Jennifer Aldrich, Country Living, "Mariska Hargitay Had the Most Emotional Response to the Historic 'Law & Order: SVU' News," 6 Apr. 2019 Libeskind spent two years creating the new tree topper, and the resulting star is comprised of 3 million crystals and weighs a whopping 900 pounds, according to the New York Times. Maggie Maloney, Town & Country, "Rockefeller Center Has Picked This Year's Christmas Tree," 14 Nov. 2018 And since a whopping 3.3 million pounds of game is dropped onto Amsterdam’s streets each year, there’s plenty to go around. Don Reisinger, Fortune, "Your Next Pair of Sneakers Could Be Made From Recycled Gum," 24 Apr. 2018 Emojipedia On Tuesday, a whopping 230 emojis were approved by the Unicode Consortium a month in advance of their release, which is a long-winded way of saying that more than two hundred new emojis are coming to your phone this year. Jenny Hollander, Marie Claire, "These New iOS Emojis Coming in 2019 Are Going to Cause All the Drama," 5 Feb. 2019 With the back seat folded down, there's a whopping 63.3 cubic feet (1,792L) of cargo space. Eric Bangeman, Ars Technica, "Review: GMC Terrain gives you the ride you want—at a price," 23 Dec. 2018 But a no-deal Brexit — meaning the UK leaves the EU without any transition plan on March 29, 2019 — would make the economy whopping 9.3 percent lower in 15 years than if the UK and EU had never broken up. Jen Kirby, Vox, "Brexit will hurt the UK’s economy no matter what — says the government’s own analysis," 29 Nov. 2018 But this year, 54 million people—a whopping 2.5 million more people than last year—are hitting the road and the skies for Thanksgiving, the highest its been since 2005, AAA reports. Meredith Carey, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Number of Thanksgiving Travelers Is Way Up This Year," 8 Nov. 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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