Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To strike with a heavy blow.
  • transitive verb To defeat soundly; thrash.
  • noun A heavy blow; a sharp thud.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A heavy blow.
  • To beat; strike; whip.
  • To vanish suddenly.
  • To plump suddenly down, as on the ground; flop; turn suddenly: as, she whopped down on the floor; the fish whopped over.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Same as whap.
  • transitive verb Same as whap.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive, informal To throw or move (something) quickly, usually with an impact.
  • noun A blow or strike.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb hit hard
  • verb hit hard

Etymologies

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

[Middle English whappen, variant of wappen, to throw violently.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English whappen, wappen

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