AskDefine | Define whop

The Collaborative Dictionary

Whap \Whap\, Whop \Whop\, v. i. [Cf. OE. quappen to palpitate, E. quob, quaver, wabble, awhape, wap.] To throw one's self quickly, or by an abrupt motion; to turn suddenly; as, she whapped down on the floor; the fish whapped over. --Bartlett. [1913 Webster] Note: This word is used adverbially in the north of England, as in the United States, when anything vanishes, or is gone suddenly; as, whap went the cigar out of my mouth. [1913 Webster] Whap
Whap \Whap\, Whop \Whop\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Whapped; p. pr. & vb. n. Whapping.] To beat or strike. [1913 Webster] Whap
Whap \Whap\, Whop \Whop\, n. A blow, or quick, smart stroke. [1913 Webster] Whapper
Whop \Whop\, v. t. Same as Whap. --Forby. [1913 Webster]
Whop \Whop\, n. Same as Whap. [1913 Webster]

Word Net



1 hit hard; "The teacher whacked the boy" [syn: whack, wham, wallop]
2 hit hard [syn: sock, bop, whap, bonk, bash] [also: whopping, whopped]

Moby Thesaurus

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  • (UK): /wɒp/, /wQp/ or /ʍɒp/, /WQp/
  • (US): , /wɑp/, /wAp/ or , /ʍɑp/, /WAp/
  • Rhymes with: -ɒp



  1. In the context of "informal|transitive": To throw or move (something) quickly.
    He angrily whopped the book onto the table.
Whopper can mean:

Please note

  • doo-wop, music lyric, as well as a music culture
  • "whop", or "whop-whop", or "whop, whop", an onomatopoeia [or onamatapea], of something being deflated, or the deflation as a result, such as regarding a flat-tire
  • wop, an Italian insult, or an insult or slur about an Italian, including an Italian-American; in race humor, an automobile from a company with connotation largely related to Italy, including reference to a flat-tire; some state government motor vehicle agencies prohibit any allusion to "whopper", "whop", "wop", regarding license-plate allocation.
  • Also pronounced Whoppers
A Bunnyhop Tailwhip,trick performed on a BMX
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