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

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To throw or move (something) quickly, usually with an impact.
  • n. A blow or strike.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Same as whap.
  • transitive v. Same as whap.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • 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.
  • n. A heavy blow.

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

  • v. hit hard
  • v. hit hard


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

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

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From Middle English whappen, wappen


  • Terribly bullied by the Americans were the boatmen and muleteers, who were reviled, shot, and stabbed by these free and independent filibusters, who would fain whop all creation abroad as they do their slaves at home.

    Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands

  • Where he was going and how he was to earn his living he did not know; but on one subject he was quite resolved, he would not go back till he was too big and strong for father to "whop" him.

    Our Frank and other stories

  • But as the school broke up, and Tom Green was seen loitering on the other side of the road, every thing was forgotten in the general desire to see Jan carry out his threat, and "whop" a boy bigger than himself for bullying a little girl.

    Jan of the Windmill

  • The appearance of food had a very encouraging effect, for forthwith there was a general rush towards Watchorn, and it was only by rating and swinging his 'whop' about that he prevented the pack from pawing, and perhaps downing him.

    Mr. Sponge's Sporting Tour

  • It's possible he has some facial hair and goes by the street name "whop".

    News for WSAV

  • At that range you could hear the whop behind the impact of the bullet.

    Is there a big difference between a .300 win mag and a .308 for deer and elk hunting?

  • Devil Dogs will shrink to the size of petits fours, Big Macs to the size of sliders, Cherry Garcia will be replaced by Sergio Cherry Garcia, the Whopper will lose its ability to whop.

    That's Entertainment—Somewhere Else

  • Next thing I knows — whop, I comes up against something in a tangle of wild blackberry bushes.


  • No man could show himself for'ard without having a bullet whop against the iron-work perilously near him.


  • But then a sound splits the silence into fragments: a distinctive whop, whop, whop pours down the gorge.

    Richard Bangs: Following Brad and Angelina to Namibia, Part III


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