Definition of whop in English:

whop

(also whap)

verb

[WITH OBJECT]informal
  • 1Hit hard.

    ‘Smith whopped him on the nose’
    • ‘An unlocked door will come open with unexpected ease and whap me on the nose.’
    • ‘Papa would have whopped me upside the head if I'd tried that one on for size.’
    • ‘‘Thanks a lot,’ Miryoku muttered, walking past his brother and whapping him in the head with his book.’
    • ‘She drowsily opened her eyes and whapped the beeping alarm clock irritably.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He whapped me with a pillow before bounding to my door.’
    • ‘When the big guy finally tired himself out from punching so much, Brewster stepped in and whopped him one.’
    • ‘He whapped Katheryn playfully, set the folded blanket on the cot and continued.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Within a week of arriving at the new academy of learning, he has whapped the hunky gang leader and stolen his girl.’
    • ‘From the free-kick, Jensen whaps it into the wall.’
    • ‘I whapped him on the head with my pointer and middle finger, ‘You could have gotten hurt.’’
    • ‘Kuyt, stretching, whapped it straight into Ricardo's chest.’
    • ‘Roxanne completed the sentence, trying to wave her hands around in emphasis and succeeding only in whapping Donny in the face.’
    • ‘He took a two-by-four and whopped him upside the head.’
    • ‘I whipped around, my hair whapping me in the face.’
    • ‘Just then, Div whapped him on the back of the head with the bottle of carpet cleaner.’
    • ‘Honey chortled, whapping Lily on the back, who almost choked on her food.’
    • ‘There was a guy behind me, and he whopped me on the shoulder with something and crumpled me down.’
    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’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘They're well-known in the region for being cold-hearted killers, who, despite their small number, can whop the nastiest crowd.’
      • ‘Yet The Idler whopped the FT hollow, leading at one stage by 100 points.’
      • ‘In the B-League, St Killian's whopped O'Hanlon's.’
      • ‘Meanwhile Locomotiv look a shadow of the side that whopped Inter at the start of the Russian winter.’
      • ‘I was worn out from getting my butt whopped at DDR.’

noun

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

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