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Whap \Whap\, Whop \Whop\, n. A blow, or quick, smart stroke.


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.

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.


Whap \Whap\, Whop \Whop\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Whapped; p. pr. & vb. n. Whapping.] To beat or strike.


interj. A sudden blow; a variation of whop. n. 1 A blow; a hit; a variation of whop. 2 (context Scotland English) the curlew. vb. 1 (context transitive English) To strike hard and suddenly. 2 (context intransitive English) To throw oneself quickly, or by an abrupt motion; to turn suddenly.

  1. v. hit hard [syn: sock, bop, whop, bonk, bash]

  2. [also: whapping, whapped]


Whap or WHAP may refer to:

  • "Whap", an episode of Harper's Island
  • AP World History, a high school college credit course offered by the Advanced Placement Program
  • WHAP, a sports radio station in Hopewell, Virginia

Usage examples of "whap".

Then I slackened up a little, and when he came close up to me, so as nearly to lay his hand upon me, I squatted right whap down, all short, and he pitched over me near about a rod or so, I guess, on his head, and ploughed up the ground with his nose, the matter of a foot or two.

The incredible words stacked up one right behind the other, whap whap whap, like dominoes.

Lavender and gold stained the horizon, although the serene beauty was ruined by jets taking off and the whap, whap, whap of helicopter blades cutting into the dusk around her.

Swinging wild, he whapped the cardmaster across the broad seat of his white silk breeches with the mop.

I was sleeping like a babe when the scurvy swabee whapped a paw across me mouth!

The wide walk was jammed with bodies, and the flags whapped against themselves in the cold wind.

So I reched up and got him by the tail and yanked him down, and whapped him agen the ground three or four times, and when I let go of him he run off a few yards, and looked back at me in a most pecooliar manner.

Hearing that language, his mother comes a-running from the cookhouse and whaps his head with her wood ladle.

We had arrived at the area where they park the showboats, the ones too big to bring around inside, and thus have to leave them on the river, not far from the fuel pumps, where two out of every three Power Squadron types who cruise by can whap them against the cement with their curling wash.

In my case, I went off a bridge and woke up on a trash-littered embankment with a trucker whapping me on the back and pumping my arms up and down like he had only twenty-four hours to get in shape and he had mistaken me for a rowing machine.

My right arm jerked and the stick jabbed my elbow and the sting from my ear and my elbow pulled the plug on my nose and eyes so I looked wildly through the swimming murk of my watering sinuses as the white beam from a flashlight in the dark blinded my naked eyes and the stick whapped out of the blur again.

Also they had a tendency to snap off trees and whap people to death, then eat them.

By the time Yoren pulled her off him, Hot Pie was sprawled out on the ground with his breeches brown and smelly, crying as Arya whapped him over and over and over.

Stabbing her free hand against the slope, Amber whapped again, missed, smacked, and struck in pure panic.

It grew louder, a steady multiple whapping with a rising mechanical whine beneath.