\ 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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With an already whopping seven films in the mix (including The Conjuring 2, the Annabelle movies, The Nun, and most recently, The Curse of La Llorona), this horror movie franchise is already one of the most chilling collections of our time. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, ""Annabelle Comes Home" Director Hints at Expanding "The Conjuring" Universe," 30 June 2019 Jagged-toothed, flesh-shreading crocodiles of the modern world had to beat out a lot of other tough species to survive a whopping 200 million years. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Prehistoric Crocodiles Preferred Plants Over Prey," 28 June 2019 Since the release of Invasion of Privacy, there have been a whopping 2.6 million Tweets about Cardi B. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, "Cardi B's 'Invasion of Privacy' Amasses 2.6 Million Tweets Since Release," 11 Apr. 2018 Yet the future first-ballot Hall of Famer’s 11 points, 13 assists and whopping 19 rebounds in Golden State’s 114-110 loss to the first-time NBA champion Toronto Raptors weren’t enough on Thursday night. Matt Schneidman, The Mercury News, "Draymond Green goes out in typical Draymond Green fashion," 14 June 2019 His channel, which now has a whopping 3.6 million subscribers, features everything from music video parodies to his budding relationship with fellow YouTuber Bethany Mota. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "Why the New 'So You Think Can Dance' Judge Dominic Sandoval a.k.a. "D-trix" Looks So Familiar," 10 June 2019 Even whopping fines there have barely registered with investors (see chart). The Economist, "American trustbusters are rattling Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple," 6 June 2019 Tytler’s data helped researchers understand just how many baryons were missing in today’s universe once all the visible stars and gas were accounted for: a whopping 90 percent. Quanta Magazine, "A Short History of the Missing Universe," 19 Sep. 2018 Molly Cranna Saint Jane Luxury Beauty Serum is the class overachiever, packed with a whopping 500mg of CBD per bottle and 20 nourishing botanical oils. Meirav Devash, Marie Claire, "6 of the Best CBD Skincare Products You Can Buy at Sephora," 24 May 2019

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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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