Definition of whup in English:


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Pronunciation: /wʌp

verb (whups, whupping, whupped)

[with object] North American informal
  • 1Beat; thrash: they would whup him and send him home
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    • We were so angry, if we weren't at work we would've whupped this little man.
    • Building a city from blocks, dice, toy soldiers and other odds and ends, he's transported into a make-believe municipality just in time to slay a monster, whup a villain, load up an ark - and learn a few lessons in kindness and humility.
    • He could get real cross when he drank, but he didn't whup us much long as we steered clear.
  • 1.1Defeat convincingly: if you lined up our guys against the 49ers, they’d get whupped
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    • Where part of Woods' dominance is the overt intimidation that his high-octane presence provokes in others, Annika routinely whups what passes for her competition by dint of nothing more than total superiority.
    • The longer you last, the greater the odds against you and the bigger the chance of receiving a close-range whupping.
    • Although Democrats certainly know they got whupped this past Tuesday, I still don't think they really understand the implications for the 2004 elections.


late 19th century: variant of whip.

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