1. (UK juv., also whap, wop) a blow, a hit; thus a beating, a caning.
|London Guide xii: whop a blow or slap.|
|Quizzical Gaz. 27 Aug. 7/2: Joe’s patience lost, he gives her such a vop.|
|Ingoldsby Legends (1840) 333: Extremely annoy’d by the ‘tarnation whop,’ as it’s call’d in Kentuck, on his head and its opposite.‘The Bagman’s Dog’ in|
|Capt. Clutterbuck’s Champagne 184: What a whop!|
|Cornish Teleg/ 5 Dec. 2: I advised her to change et [...] which I got another wop in the mouth .|
|Sheffield Gloss. 275: Wap or Wop, a blow.|
|Kipps (1952) 70: I came rather a whop.|
|Queenslander (Brisbane) 14 Apr. 44/4: The rough rider went skyward [...] and descended with a vicious ‘whop’ on the head.|
|Debits and Credits (1926) 150: ‘It was a wop too: ’ead-on — like this!’ And he slapped his tactful little forehead to show what a knock it had been.‘The Janeites’ in|
|Billy Bunter at Butlins 34: ‘That means whops!’ said Johnny Bull.|
|Down These Mean Streets (1970) 4: The second whap of the belt brought words of pain to my lips.|
2. (US Und.) a sentence of 15–30 days.
|Life In Sing Sing 267: He calls out his remaining time [...] or forms the words with voiceless mouth so that they may be read on his lips, ‘two and a whop,’ or ‘one and a whisper,’ as the case may be.|
|NY Tribune 8 June 7/5: ‘Whop’ [a sentence of] over fifteen days but less than a month.|
|Criminal Sl. (rev. edn).|
3. a fine example.
|Reporter 333: It really makes a whop of a story.|
4. (US black campus, also whupp) a hangover.
|Jive and Sl.|
5. (US) a go, a time.
|S.R.O. (1998) 474: ‘That’s what I’m gonna be [...] Two bags at a whop, four times a day’.|
|Workin’ It 244: No negociation ’cause each cap is worth five or ten dollars a whop.|