whop

Definitions

  • Whopped with a mop
    Whopped with a mop
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v whop hit hard
    • v whop hit hard "The teacher whacked the boy"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The oldest person to live was Jeanne Louise Calment, she lived for a whopping 122 years until she died of smoking related complications.
    • n Whop A blow, or quick, smart stroke.
    • v. t Whop Same as Whap.
    • v. t Whop To beat or strike.
    • v. i Whop 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. ☞ 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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • whop To beat; strike; whip.
    • whop To vanish suddenly.
    • whop To plump suddenly down, as on the ground; flop; turn suddenly: as, she whopped down on the floor; the fish whopped over.
    • n whop A heavy blow.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Whop hwop (coll.) to whip
    • v.i Whop to flop on the ground
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. OE. quappen, to palpitate, E. quob, quaver, wabble, awhape, wap,

Usage

In literature:

I'll send this beggar a whopping old basket of fruit tomorrow and a handsome box of flowers.
"Marjorie Dean, College Sophomore" by Pauline Lester
This is the country for whopping lies.
"Boy Scouts on Hudson Bay" by G. Harvey Ralphson
Scaife fiercely announced his intention of not taking a whopping from Trieve.
"The Hill" by Horace Annesley Vachell
Bench all round the room to sit on, and we just whopped our legs over and faced round to recite?
"Mrs. Dud's Sister" by Josephine Daskam
But more important than these, as far as the immediate needs of the Belt cities were concerned, was a big, whopping thirty-six per cent oxygen.
"Anchorite" by Randall Garrett
Of course, if those beggars should rise, we could whop them easily enough.
"Picked up at Sea" by J.C. Hutcheson
Then you change the two tens into ones and that makes some whopping wad, doesn't it?
"Skippy Bedelle" by Owen Johnson
If the wind lulled, or whopped around a little, we'd find our way in, easy enough, long before night.
"St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. V, August, 1878, No 10." by Various
You really ought to charge me a whopping big price, you know.
"Kildares of Storm" by Eleanor Mercein Kelly
If Marse cotch a paper in you hand he sho' whop you.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
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In poetry:

A mighty Wall Street banker
With a whopping lot of power
And an income of somewhere around
A thousand plunks per hour;
"Would You Believe It?" by Ellis Parker Butler
His views were exceedingly proper,
He wanted to wed,
So he called at her shed
And saw her progenitor whop her -
Her mother sit down on her head.
"Sir Guy the Crusader" by William Schwenck Gilbert
'Eh, I'vejust seen a dragon, a whopping great dragon,'
And uncle said 'Seen what? A dragon!
Thou'd best see a doctor, you've got 'em owid lad,
Eh, I thought you were on water wagon!'
"St. George and the Dragon" by Weston and Lee
"Skin-deep, and valued at a pin,
Is beauty such as VENUS owns -
HER beauty is beneath her skin,
And lies in layers on her bones.
The other sailors of the crew
They always calls her 'Whopping Sue!'"
"Babette's Love" by William Schwenck Gilbert

In news:

The December blizzard that buried the city in 20 inches of snow socked the MTA with a whopping $30 million bill for overtime and lost revenues, agency officials said yesterday.
Fire up Cray 's latest hybrid supercomputing system with all the upgrades and you'll be getting a whopping 50 petaflops of compute power.
KissOnline.com/Motley.com Kiss and Motley Crue , currently traveling across North America on a joint tour, have donated a whopping $250,000 to the National Chamber Foundation's Hiring Our Heroes initiative.
Some of even consume a whopping 5,000 calories.
The answer is current Dolphin Brian Hartline, who put up a whopping 253 yards in.
The answer is current Dolphin Brian Hartline, who put up a whopping 253 yards in week 4.
Elizabeth Taylor , whose violet-eyed ghost hauled in a whopping $210 million.
Four flops and it's $15,000 and a fifth will be a whopping $30,000.
But last night I noticed his "following" count at a whopping 14 people.
Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro earned individual gold for Great Britain on a whopping score of 90.08 percent.
Ski in Lake Tahoe with a spare-no-expense getaway from Southwest Airline Vacations or take it even further with a two-week trip to Antarctica, valued at a whopping $26,000.
Trustees at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center asked to consider a whopping $875,000 severance payout for its former CEO are balking at the package, sources told the Daily News.
According to the CapitalClimate blog (HT Climate Central ) warm weather records this month are outpacing cold records by a whopping 19-to-1.
Consumer spending fuels a whopping 70 percent of this country's economy.
Thats a whopping 45 percent above the 2006 total of 4,931.
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In science:

Thus, the chance that M produces Tµ=0 plummets by a whopping 1 −  from sample size n to sample size m.
Causal Conclusions that Flip Repeatedly and Their Justification
For this indicates a unification scale of order 1016 Gev – a whopping factor 1028 larger than the electroweak scale, using the appropriate quadratic measure.
Future Summary
Yet the difference in rate between satellite and ground clocks as a result of special and general relativistic effects is a whopping 39 microseconds per day (46µs from the gravitational redshift, and −7 µs from time dilation).
The Confrontation between General Relativity and Experiment
Nevertheless, the most cited proceeding paper collects a whopping number of citations (2707).
The skewness of computer science
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