Definition of whop in US English:

whop

(also whap)

verb

[with object]informal
  • 1Hit hard.

    ‘Smith whopped him on the nose’
    • ‘She pulled the hat off, whapping Aiden on the chest lightly.’
    • ‘He whapped me with a pillow before bounding to my door.’
    • ‘I whipped around, my hair whapping me in the face.’
    • ‘A child doesn't know she has hands or how to use them and in the meantime she'll whap herself in the nose or pull her own hair and wonder why it hurts.’
    • ‘He whapped Katheryn playfully, set the folded blanket on the cot and continued.’
    • ‘He took a two-by-four and whopped him upside the head.’
    • ‘‘Thanks a lot,’ Miryoku muttered, walking past his brother and whapping him in the head with his book.’
    • ‘Kuyt, stretching, whapped it straight into Ricardo's chest.’
    • ‘There was a guy behind me, and he whopped me on the shoulder with something and crumpled me down.’
    • ‘From the free-kick, Jensen whaps it into the wall.’
    • ‘An unlocked door will come open with unexpected ease and whap me on the nose.’
    • ‘Roxanne completed the sentence, trying to wave her hands around in emphasis and succeeding only in whapping Donny in the face.’
    • ‘She drowsily opened her eyes and whapped the beeping alarm clock irritably.’
    • ‘When the big guy finally tired himself out from punching so much, Brewster stepped in and whopped him one.’
    • ‘Honey chortled, whapping Lily on the back, who almost choked on her food.’
    • ‘Picking up a pillow and promptly whapping him with it, she fell back on the couch.’
    • ‘Within a week of arriving at the new academy of learning, he has whapped the hunky gang leader and stolen his girl.’
    • ‘I whapped him on the head with my pointer and middle finger, ‘You could have gotten hurt.’’
    • ‘Papa would have whopped me upside the head if I'd tried that one on for size.’
    • ‘Just then, Div whapped him on the back of the head with the bottle of carpet cleaner.’
    cuff, strike, hit, thump, slap, smack, crack, swat, punch, jab, knock, thwack, bang, wallop, batter, pummel, buffet
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    1. 1.1US Defeat; overcome.
      ‘the Astros whopped the New York Mets in Saturday's game’
      • ‘Meanwhile Locomotiv look a shadow of the side that whopped Inter at the start of the Russian winter.’
      • ‘They're well-known in the region for being cold-hearted killers, who, despite their small number, can whop the nastiest crowd.’
      • ‘While they were whapping Bulgaria, Sweden looked tastier than a fry-up to a hungover Scotsman.’
      • ‘Several hours before the team whopped the New York Mets, Garner was the center of attention over lunch at Damian's Cucina Italiana.’
      • ‘Yet The Idler whopped the FT hollow, leading at one stage by 100 points.’
      • ‘I was worn out from getting my butt whopped at DDR.’
      • ‘In the B-League, St Killian's whopped O'Hanlon's.’

noun

informal
  • A heavy blow, or the sound of such a blow.

    • ‘He glanced around for a moment, surveying the room… only to get a playful whap on the head by a very familiar hand.’
    • ‘She managed to insert a fairly loud whap as her fist connected with his face.’
    • ‘He jumps nimbly down and dusts off her dainty foot with three smart whaps of his hand.’
    • ‘A good kick can do the trick, so ask that quarterback of yours to have his team's punter give you a good whap in the belly.’
    • ‘‘Yes, Mother,’ both Ethan and Max said in a chorus earning whaps on their heads.’
    • ‘Meanwhile the sound effects are very well done, with the expected boings and whaps that one would experience in a platformer.’
    • ‘Well, the butterfly took flight, and Digger reached out with his big paw, and gave the butterfly a whap!’
    • ‘I shoved the nose down, glided in and hit the water with a good whap.’
    • ‘Shaking the kinks out of his shoulders, Brake gave the bag an experimental whop.’
    cuff, hit, thump, slap, smack, crack, swat, punch, fist, jab, hook, knock, thwack, bang, wallop
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Origin

Late Middle English (in the sense ‘take or put sharply’): variant of dialect wap ‘strike’, of unknown origin.

Pronunciation

whop

/(h)wäp//(h)wɑp/