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Webster 1828 Edition


Whap

WHAP

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Noun.
A blow. [Vulgar.] [See Awhap.]

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whap

whap

English

Noun

whap (plural whaps)

  1. A blow; a hit; a variation of whop.
  2. (Scotland) the curlew.

Verb

whap (third-person singular simple present whaps, present participle whapping, simple past and past participle whapped)

  1. (transitive) To strike hard and suddenly.
  2. (intransitive) To throw oneself quickly, or by an abrupt motion; to turn suddenly.
    She whapped down on the floor.
    The fish whapped over.
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Interjection

whap

  1. A sudden blow; a variation of whop.

Derived terms

References

  • whap in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913