whop

1 of 2

verb

variants or whap
whopped or whapped; whopping or whapping

transitive verb

1
: to pull or whip out
2
a
b
: to defeat totally

whop

2 of 2

noun

variants or less commonly whap
: a heavy blow : thump

Examples of whop in a Sentence

Verb 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 Noun the doctor gave my knee a little whop with his mallet to test my reflexes
Recent Examples on the Web
Noun
Even the helicopters that seem to inevitably whop-whop-whop overhead the moment the conductor picks up a baton. Adam Nagourney, New York Times, 28 May 2021

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Word History

Etymology

Verb

Middle English whappen, alteration of wappen to throw violently

First Known Use

Verb

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of whop was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Whop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whop. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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