One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Thrash or whip (someone)‘Chrissie was being larruped with Nick's belt’
beating, battering, thrashing, thumping, pounding, pummelling, drubbing, slapping, smacking, spanking, hammering, cuffing, thwacking, mauling, peltingView synonyms
- ‘They've come away on a windy day with a result, but we should be larruping people like that.’
Early 19th century (originally dialect): perhaps related to lather or leather.
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