(chiefly North American also whap)
verb (whops, whopping, whopped)[with object]
- Hit hard: Smith whopped him on the noseMore example sentences
- 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.
- When the big guy finally tired himself out from punching so much, Brewster stepped in and whopped him one.
- An unlocked door will come open with unexpected ease and whap me on the nose.
nounBack to top
- A heavy blow, or the sound of such a blow: a loud whop echoed in the still airMore example sentences
- She managed to insert a fairly loud whap as her fist connected with his face.
- Well, the butterfly took flight, and Digger reached out with his big paw, and gave the butterfly a whap!
- Shaking the kinks out of his shoulders, Brake gave the bag an experimental whop.
late Middle English (in the sense 'take or put sharply'): variant of dialect wap 'strike', of unknown origin.
More definitions of whopDefinition of whop in:
- The US English dictionary