\ 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

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 According to Szymborski’s projections they are expected to hit a whopping 322 in 2019. Neil Greenberg, The Denver Post, "MLB home run projections are bonkers," 8 July 2019 The most obvious of these is Sen. Kamala Harris, who is banking on strong showings in Nevada and South Carolina to propel her to a Super Tuesday win in her home state of California — which has a prize of a whopping 475 delegates. Ella Nilsen, Vox, "The 2020 Nevada caucuses — and growing political power of the West — explained," 20 June 2019 Regional home sale prices fell 2.3 percent from the previous June, according to CoreLogic, to a still-whopping median of $855,000. Louis Hansen, The Mercury News, "Bay Area real estate a bargain? In some places, maybe," 15 Aug. 2019 Arizona State RB Eno Benjamin Benjamin runs with tremendous vision and balance and carried Herm Edwards and the Sun Devils last season by rushing for 1,642 yards and 16 touchdowns on a whopping 300 carries. The Si Staff, SI.com, "The Top 100 Players of the 2019 College Football Season," 12 July 2019 In honor of Dermstore’s twentieth birthday this month, the retailer was generous enough to get everyone involved with an anniversary sale that includes a whopping 400 brands. Lori Keong, SELF, "We Found Lots of Our Beauty Favorites at Dermstore's Anniversary Sale," 16 Aug. 2019 Another record-breaker in 2018, Ertz set a new standard for TEs with 116 receptions, on a whopping 156 targets. Des Bieler, chicagotribune.com, "The top fantasy football tight ends to draft in 2019," 15 Aug. 2019 Another record-breaker in 2018, Ertz set a new standard for TEs with 116 receptions, on a whopping 156 targets. Des Bieler, The Denver Post, "The top fantasy football tight ends to draft in 2019," 15 Aug. 2019 With Antonio Brown and Jesse James on different rosters in 2019, that leaves a whopping 208 targets for sale this season. Jennifer Eakins, SI.com, "Fantasy Football 2019: Tight End Position Primer," 9 Aug. 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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10 Oct 2019

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