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whomp Line breaks: whomp
North American informal

Definition of whomp in English:


[with object]
1Strike heavily; thump: the two men slugged and whomped each other
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  • I opt to say nothing and assume that by whomping you over the head with a garbage-can lid, I'm really expressing everything that needs to be said.
  • Their target market consists of people who have recently been whomped in the head and who are thus willing to spend $3 on a can of soda.
  • It can be a bit hard to see who's being whomped by the Bat.
1.1Defeat decisively: that was our last fight and I whomped him good
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  • Whereas in Texas, he is whomping Al Gore.
  • Thomas Jefferson won all but 14 electoral votes in 1804 and Teddy Roosevelt whomped the hapless Alton Parker in 1904.
  • Ten days later, Sam Houston's army caught up with Santa Anna and whomped him at the Battle of San Jacinto.


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A dull, heavy sound: the whomp of igniting gasoline
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  • Then, with a crack and a deafening whomp, the ground jumps.
  • Every single one is simply a scurrying shadow or quick image of a ghost accompanied by a loud whomp of scare noise from the orchestra.
  • You can hear the whomp every time the ball flies past the batter and lands in the catcher's mitt.


1920s: imitative.

Phrasal verbs

whomp something up

Produce something quickly: I might whomp up a couple of gallons of spaghetti sauce
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  • I never thought I could have Ableskeevers again, but Jim somehow whomped them up with almond flour!
  • And lots of folks are whomping them up for for free.
  • The list below represents the establishments that I normally buy my gun furniture and finishing supplies from when the shop doesn't craft or whomp them up.

Words that rhyme with whomp

chomp, clomp, comp, pomp, romp, stomp, swamp, tromp, yomp

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