\ ˈ(h)wäp How to pronounce whop (audio) \
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

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
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb And while the point of the show may be getting married, it should be noted that Lauren is also running her own empire, as an Instagram influencer and blogger with a whopping 1.4 million followers. Martha Sorren, refinery29.com, "You Can Probably Guess Where Bachelor Alum Lauren Bushnell Met Her Country Singer Husband," 27 Apr. 2020 The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget estimated Sanders’s program could add a whopping $13.4 trillion to the budget gap over the next decade -- more than double the impact of rival Elizabeth Warren’s plan. Emily Barrett, Bloomberg.com, "Bernie Sanders’s Rise Spurs Re-Evaluation by Wall Street Detractors," 8 May 2020 In the case of Leibniz Beta, which lies next to Shoemaker crater, the elevation difference is a whopping 6.2 miles—far higher than Earth's tallest mountain. Jennifer Leman, Popular Mechanics, "Did You Know There Are Mountains on the Moon?," 6 Mar. 2020 However, two things on the rise were mobility trends for places of residence, which were up 10 percent, and visits to parks, which increased a whopping 137 percent. cleveland, "Where Cuyahoga County residents are going (and avoiding) during coronavirus quarantine," 3 Apr. 2020 An Oxford Economics study predicts that whopping 44% of hotel employees in every state will lose their jobs as a result of the pandemic. Leah Asmelash And Aaron Cooper, CNN, "Nearly 80% of hotel rooms in the US are empty, according to new data," 8 Apr. 2020 Over the course of its run, 20th Century Fox won 12 best picture Oscars on a 78 whopping nominations. Lara Horwitz, NBC News, "'Ford v Ferrari' wins what may be last Oscar for 20th Century Fox," 12 Feb. 2020 Or there’s the third-generation of Ford’s popular 6.7-liter Power Stroke diesel that cranks out a whopping 475 horsepower and 1,050 lb.-ft. Jeff Yip, Houston Chronicle, "Shopping for a new truck? Incentives of up to $7,500 can sweeten the deal," 20 Mar. 2020 Even doctors were not immune: While a whopping 94.1% trusted medical experts in 1973, that slid to 86.9% by 2018. Jean Twenge, The Conversation, "The coronavirus could be Generation Z’s 9/11," 18 Mar. 2020

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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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“Whop.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whop. Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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