\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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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 Its total interior volume is a whopping 153.5 cubic feet, offering seven- or eight-person seating options, and up to 86 cubic feet of cargo capacity behind the first-row seats. Dan Neil, WSJ, "2019 Subaru Ascent: A Bigger, Better Family SUV," 12 July 2018 And the policy is already working, with one debtor paying a whopping $1 million to avoid passport issues. Megan Friedman, Town & Country, "Thousands of Americans May Be Blocked From Getting Passports If They Owe Taxes," 6 July 2018 The Cherokee and Compass notched whopping sales increases of 88.6 percent and 82.2percent, respectively. Nathan Bomey, USA TODAY, "US auto sales enjoy June increase: Ford, Fiat Chrysler up," 3 July 2018 Your Sun-Drenched Summer Horoscope Astrologer Bryanna Brown tells us what to expect from the retrogrades and whopping three eclipses that await us in the summer months. refinery29.com, "This Is Your Guide To Having A High-Vibe Summer Solstice," 20 June 2018 Roark threw a whopping 113 pitches in a 4 1/3-inning slog. Scott Lauber, Philly.com, "Four hits, another homer for Odubel Herrera as Phillies begin critical stretch with rout of Nationals," 22 June 2018 Winter Garden boasts the highest elevation in Orange County, a whopping 222 feet above sea level. A.d. Thompson, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Winter Garden Neighborhood Guide," 21 June 2018 Hastings’s whopping donation to the pro-Villaraigosa committee is more than double the $5.8 million that the Villaraigosa campaign had in its war chest at the end of December. Jason Mcgahan, Los Angeles Magazine, "How Wealthy Charter-School Advocates Have Shaped the Race for California Governor," 4 June 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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a state of commotion or excitement

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