larrup

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v larrup give a spanking to; subject to a spanking
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Larrup To beat or flog soundly.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • larrup To flog; thrash.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Larrup lar′up (coll.) to flog, thrash.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Perh, a corrupt. of lee rope, used by sailors in beating the boys; but cf. D. larpen, to thresh, larp, a whip, blow
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Prob. from Dut. larpen, thresh with flails.

Usage

In literature:

Buck used to larrup yu about four times a day eight years ago.
"Hopalong Cassidy's Rustler Round-Up" by Clarence Edward Mulford
ZOE-FANNY: I let him larrup it into me for the fun of it.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
For this did we larrup the Jews?
"Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 101, August 8, 1891" by Various
He'd larrup a spell, an' then he'd set back; an' then he'd lean over an' try it agin, harder'n ever.
"David Harum" by Edward Noyes Westcott
They was a-making tracks along hereaway, sartain, sure; larruping them hosses to a keen jump, lickity-split.
"The Master of Appleby" by Francis Lynde
Lion, he shake he mane en say he gwine ter larrup Mr. Man anyhow.
"Nights With Uncle Remus" by Joel Chandler Harris
He was glad when the bandsmen came larruping home from the dance.
"The Trail of the Hawk" by Sinclair Lewis
Well, she give him a larrup over the face with her whip that cut the hide!
"The Rustler of Wind River" by G. W. Ogden
But she says if I git shot she'll larrup me well.
"With Ethan Allen at Ticonderoga" by W. Bert Foster
I'll come over there and larrup some o' you, if you don't mind me.
"Si Klegg, Book 6 (of 6) Si And Shorty, With Their Boy Recruits, Enter On The Atlanta Campaign" by John McElroy
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In poetry:

"Not so: unless you're fond of strife,
You'd better mind your own affairs,
I have an able-bodied wife
Awaiting me at Wapping Stairs;
If all this here to her I tell,
She'll larrup you and me as well.
"Babette's Love" by William Schwenck Gilbert

In news:

I saw the boat larruping on the sea and realized most of the men inside probably wouldn't survive.
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