whap

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v whap hit hard
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Whap A blow, or quick, smart stroke.
    • v. t Whap To beat or strike.
    • v. i Whap 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
    • n whap etc. See whop, etc.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Whap (coll.) to whip
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Etymology

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

Usage

In literature:

And at last, as they wrestled and whapped together, they fell headlong in the stream.
"The Blue Flower, and Others" by Henry van Dyke
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In news:

You're leaning … and leaning … and WHAP.
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