Definition of whop in English:

whop

(also whap)

verb

[WITH OBJECT]informal
  • 1Hit hard.

    ‘Smith whopped him on the nose’
    • ‘Kuyt, stretching, whapped it straight into Ricardo's chest.’
    • ‘Papa would have whopped me upside the head if I'd tried that one on for size.’
    • ‘I whapped him on the head with my pointer and middle finger, ‘You could have gotten hurt.’’
    • ‘From the free-kick, Jensen whaps it into the wall.’
    • ‘Roxanne completed the sentence, trying to wave her hands around in emphasis and succeeding only in whapping Donny in the face.’
    • ‘There was a guy behind me, and he whopped me on the shoulder with something and crumpled me down.’
    • ‘He took a two-by-four and whopped him upside the head.’
    • ‘She pulled the hat off, whapping Aiden on the chest lightly.’
    • ‘Picking up a pillow and promptly whapping him with it, she fell back on the couch.’
    • ‘An unlocked door will come open with unexpected ease and whap me on the nose.’
    • ‘‘Thanks a lot,’ Miryoku muttered, walking past his brother and whapping him in the head with his book.’
    • ‘He whapped me with a pillow before bounding to my door.’
    • ‘He whapped Katheryn playfully, set the folded blanket on the cot and continued.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Just then, Div whapped him on the back of the head with the bottle of carpet cleaner.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Honey chortled, whapping Lily on the back, who almost choked on her food.’
    • ‘Within a week of arriving at the new academy of learning, he has whapped the hunky gang leader and stolen his girl.’
    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’
      • ‘I was worn out from getting my butt whopped at DDR.’
      • ‘In the B-League, St Killian's whopped O'Hanlon's.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘While they were whapping Bulgaria, Sweden looked tastier than a fry-up to a hungover Scotsman.’
      • ‘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.’

noun

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

    • ‘‘Yes, Mother,’ both Ethan and Max said in a chorus earning whaps on their heads.’
    • ‘I shoved the nose down, glided in and hit the water with a good whap.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Shaking the kinks out of his shoulders, Brake gave the bag an experimental whop.’
    • ‘He jumps nimbly down and dusts off her dainty foot with three smart whaps of his hand.’
    • ‘Well, the butterfly took flight, and Digger reached out with his big paw, and gave the butterfly a whap!’
    • ‘She managed to insert a fairly loud whap as her fist connected with his face.’
    • ‘Meanwhile the sound effects are very well done, with the expected boings and whaps that one would experience in a platformer.’
    • ‘He glanced around for a moment, surveying the room… only to get a playful whap on the head by a very familiar hand.’
    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/