Definition of whop in English:

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Pronunciation: /(h)wäp/
(also whap) informal

verb (whops, whopping, whopped)

[with object]
1Hit hard: Smith whopped him on the nose
More 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.
1.1US Defeat; overcome: the Astros whopped the New York Mets in Saturday’s game
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  • In the B-League, St Killian's whopped O'Hanlon's.
  • Yet The Idler whopped the FT hollow, leading at one stage by 100 points.
  • Several hours before the team whopped the New York Mets, Garner was the center of attention over lunch at Damian's Cucina Italiana.


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

Words that rhyme with whop

atop, bop, chop, clop, cop, crop, dop, drop, Dunlop, estop, flop, fop, glop, hop, intercrop, knop, kop, lop, mop, op, plop, pop, prop, screw-top, shop, slop, sop, stop, strop, swap, tiptop, top, underprop

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Syllabification: whop

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