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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • v. Chiefly Southern U.S. Variant of whip.

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  • v. To whip, thrash, or defeat.

Etymologies

Scots, variant of whip.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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  • Always be at the top of the heap. If you can't whup um with your fists, keek um. If you can't keek um, butt um. If you can't butt um, bite um and if you can't bite um, then gum the mothafukas to death.
    --Ishmael Reed, 1999, The Free-Lance Pallbearers

    November 10, 2007

  • To beat violently.

    August 1, 2007