American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To beat, flog, or thrash.
- n. A blow.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To flog; thrash.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. Prov. Eng. & Colloq. U.S. To beat or flog soundly.
- v. give a spanking to; subject to a spanking
- Origin uncertain. Many dictionaries suggest a connection with larpen, Dutch, 'to thresh with flails'. (Wiktionary)
- Perhaps from Dutch larpen, to slap, thrash, from larp, rod, whip. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“In the broad and piebald field of eliptonic bibliophany, I will admit to being a sucker for Beauty, either as a physical artifact -- Manly Palmer Hall's Secret Teachings of All Ages being the epitome here -- or in prose style, which is far less common, though Charles Fort's rhetorical swoop and staccato larrup is a Mauve Decade ironist's delight.”
“ZOE-FANNY: I let him larrup it into me for the fun of it.”
“They declared that the long arm of British Imperialism, clutching for gold, had pursued them even into their last refuges; and Mr. Chamberlain rejoined, in effect, that they were refusing to give civil rights to the modern productive elements who were making nine-tenths of the wealth of their country, because they were afraid they would no longer be allowed to larrup their own Kaffirs.”
“With a scream, she began to larrup me with the drowned object again.”
“I'll larrup the d---- d' ooman ony how, and ye, too, ef ye say much more. ”
“Toby," says she, "go and see the old gentleman; perhaps it might comfort him to larrup you a little.”
“There, Lynne Maximilian Catt!" she exclaimed in a voice tense with passion, "you will never use that pair to larrup me with again.”
“When dey got him back to de house, dey would buckle him down over a barrel and larrup him wid a plaited whup.”
“She worked me to death and wouldn't give me half enough to eat, and she used to larrup me 'most every day.”
“Be all th 'saints in glory I'll larrup th' head off iv yez -- or I w'u'd if”
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