\ 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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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

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 After all, Buzzfeed has an entire quiz devoted to determining the hotter Property Brother, and Jonathan's turned down appearing on the Bachelor a whopping three times. Tainaya Nash, House Beautiful, "Drew Scott Teases Sexy Contractor Calendar Featuring Brother Jonathan Scott," 9 July 2019 According to Szymborski's projections they are expected to hit a whopping 322 in 2019. Neil Greenberg, courant.com, "MLB home run projections are bonkers," 8 July 2019 Last July, the average high was a whopping 100 degrees. Jesus Jimenez, Dallas News, "Here’s how much cooler Dallas-Fort Worth has been this July — and why," 25 July 2019 And in the same time frame, the 100-and-older population is expected to increase by a whopping 618 percent, from 100,000 to 600,000. Jessica Ravitz, Washington Post, "The Daughterhood Circle: Where family caregivers come together to find community," 18 July 2019 One area north of Lake Charles in Louisiana saw a whopping at 23.43 inches. John Bacon, USA TODAY, "Humane Society issues SOS as Barry's unrelenting flooding swamps Arkansas shelter; 72 dogs rescued," 16 July 2019 His ascension to elite status was due to a spike in targets (a whopping 169 last season). San Diego Union-Tribune, "Fantasy Football 2019: Green Bay Packers Preview," 12 July 2019 India could add a whopping $770 billion to the country’s GDP by 2025 by encouraging girls to study and participate in the workforce according to McKinsey’s gender parity report last year. Nilanjana Bhowmick, Time, "School Has Been a Right for Girls in India Since 2009. So Why Aren’t They Going?," 27 June 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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to move or obtain by small maneuvers

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