Definition of whomp in English:

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Pronunciation: /wɒmp/
North American informal


[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.


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.

Phrasal verbs

whomp something up

North American informal 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.


1920s: imitative.

Words that rhyme with whomp

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

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