Green’s Dictionary of Slang

whop v.

also wap, whap, wop
[? SE quap, to beat, to throb, ult. Ger. quappen, to flop, quappeln, to quiver]

1. to hit, to beat, to flog; e.g. of a boxer, to defeat (heavily); also fig. use; thus whapper, woppern.

[UK]Depositions Court Durham (1845) 292: The said James contynewed in his raidge, bragging and swerynge, and said that he wold ‘whapp his coott’ [...] and he wold meit hym in any place he durste.
Mthly Mag. 38 333: Whop, a heavy blow. Whop, v. to strike with heavy blows.
[UK]Pierce Egan’s Life in London 8 Oct. 706/1: Witness— [...] she whopped me with the poker, —she is very partial to the poker.
[UK]W. Clarke Every Night Book 37: The [...] broad-shouldered young giant by your side is Peter Crawley, who lately whopped the phenomenon Ward.
[UK]‘A Flat Enlightened’ Life in the West II 15: ‘Vy I nose a chap as vullvap you’.
[UK]G. Smeeton Doings in London 66: A carpet-beater, commonly called Bob Wingrove the dust-whapper.
[UK] ‘The Mill’ Museum of Mirth 45/2: Why, sir, they were both so wapped, I couldn’t tell which had the wictory.
[UK]Dickens Pickwick Papers (1999) 560: It seems but yesterday that he whopped the coal-heaver.
[UK]R. Nicholson Cockney Adventures 6 Jan. 75: I’m blowed if we won’t wop these thieves, if you’ll help us.
[UK]E. Howard Jack Ashore I 300: Poll [...] as sure as bogs are bogs, I’ll wop you into a mummy if you are not quiet.
[UK]Thackeray Punch’s Prize Novelists: Codlingsby in Burlesques (1903) 165: Down he goes again! I like wapping a Lord!
[UK]Thackeray Vanity Fair I 103: They’ve whopped John Scroggins till he’s well nigh dead.
[Aus]Bell’s Life in Sydney 9 Mar. 3/2: In fact, although Mrs. C. accused James of beating her, it waas self-evident that it was she who was the ‘wopper’ .
[UK]R.S. Surtees Mr Sponge’s Sporting Tour 387: Whop his horse, whop his wife; whop his wife, whop his horse. Reg’lar Rule-of-three sum.
[UK] ‘Lovely Albert’ in Henderson Victorian Street Ballads (1937) 149: When Vic, ’tis said, jumped out of bed / And wopped him with her nightcap.
[Ind]G.F. Atkinson Curry & Rice (3 edn) n.p.: Mrs. McGhee often whops Barbara because she doesn’t get married.
[UK]Examiner (London) 10 Aug. 5/1: I’ll take the parchment crittur again [...] and whop it catawompously when we gits among the houses.
[UK]Wild Boys of London I 32/2: It’s jist like we sees at the play, when Pitt plays a big brother, and wops a little fellow.
[UK]Sussex Advertiser 23 June 4/6: I was sure to be whopped for it.
[UK]W.S. Gilbert ‘Story of Prince Agib’ Fifty ‘Bab’ Ballads 119: I was fastened to the floor, / While a mercenary wopped me with a will.
[UK]W.B. Churchward Blackbirding In The South Pacific 17: The only thing these men were regular in was getting drunk [...] and whopping the boy.
[UK]Sporting Times 7 Mar. 2/4: Small blame to the latter if they do their best to ‘whop’ their opponents.
[UK]T.B. Reed Cock House Fellsgarth 209: ‘How very naughty of them not to stay and be whopped’.
[UK]Kipling ‘Gunga Din’ Barrack-Room Ballads (1893) 164: We shouted ‘Harry By!’ / Till our throats were bricky-dry, / Then we wopped ’im ’cause ’e couldn’t serve us all.
[Aus]‘Price Warung’ Tales of the Early Days 286: ’E wor wun o’ them sort as must ’av a ’ooman to whop, to ease the temper, like.
[UK]Boy’s Own Paper 13 Apr. 438: The captain [...] will either give you extra fagging or ‘whop’ you.
[UK]A. Lunn Harrovians 33: Run off your ruddy legs, and then whopped for not playing up at the end of it.
[Aus]T.E. Spencer ‘Liza’ Budgeree Ballads 83: Why I wops me poor old mare, although I prize her.
[US]C. Woofter ‘Dialect Words and Phrases from West-Central West Virginia’ in AS II:8 366: My pap will whop me if I learn to write.
[UK]J. Curtis They Drive by Night 270: He’s bound to be a miserable old cowson and likes to wop it in, so if you call him ‘your Worship’ he’ll feel pleased with himself.
[UK]M. Marples Public School Slang 36: To cane [...] whop.
[Aus]K. Tennant Battlers 173: Didn’t we just wop into them big slabs of cake with cream in the middle?
[US]W. Guthrie Bound for Glory (1969) 82: I’m gonna whop blisters on yore little hide.
[US]R.L. Bellem ‘Poison Payoff’ Hollywood Detective Dec. 🌐 She [...] whapped me across the chops.
[UK]W. Eyster Far from the Customary Skies 305: I’m ’bout to wop the lot of yuh one.
[US]E.J. Gaines ‘Just Like A Tree’ in King Black Short Story Anthol. (1972) 196: Mama [...] done whop me on the leg with Daddy belt.
[US]L. Bruce Essential Lenny Bruce 210: They whap me out, punch me.
[US]G.V. Higgins Friends of Eddie Coyle 5: She whaps me right across the face with that ruler.
[US]Hall & Adelman Gentleman of Leisure 43: Some of them get whopped and smacked around.
[UK](con. 1960s) Nicholson & Smith Spend, Spend, Spend (1978) 103: He turned round and wopped him one right in the face.
[US]G.V. Higgins Rat on Fire (1982) 129: Alfred jumped a cop and tried to whap him around with a tire iron.
[US]S. King Christine 81: We goofed around the croquet course for a while, not really playing, just whopping the Jesus out of each other’s balls.
[US]W.T. Vollmann Whores for Gloria 37: Now there’s my fuckin’ soldier! cried Code Six in delight, whapping Jimmy on the back.
[US]R.C. Cruz Straight Outta Compton 17: Rain pellets wopping our big heads like cough drops.
[UK]J. Mowry Six Out Seven (1994) 11: He got whopped if his mom or dad caught him.
[UK]N. Griffiths Grits 291: Amphets whapped straight into yer bloodstream is wha drug use is all about.
[US](con. 1964–8) J. Ellroy Cold Six Thousand 156: They whopped his ribs. They whopped his knees. They aired it out good.
[US]S. King Finders Keepers (2016) 369: Some of the nurses believe that being whopped repeatedly on the head [...] somehow rearranged Hartsfield’s brains.

2. to have sexual intercourse.

[UK] ‘A Man and a Young Maid’ in Furnivall & Hales Bishop Percy’s Folio Manuscript of Loose and Humorous Songs (1868) 51: The maid shee lay drooping, hye; / the man he lay whopping, hey, the man he lay whopping hoe.

3. to overcome, to surpass, to defeat.

[UK]Egan Bk of Sports 302: It should also be recollected that the latter boxer had also wopped himself (Jem Burn).
[UK]R.S. Surtees Young Tom Hall (1926) 12: ‘Well, I hope Bullhide won’t whop us,’ observed the colonel, referring to the dog-match.
[UK]Thackeray Adventures of Philip (1899) 306: Bunch had put his boys to a famous school, where they might ‘whop’ the French boys and learn all the modern languages.
[US]C.L. Cullen Tales of the Ex-Tanks 339: Sloughing off [...] the ten dollars [...] by trying to whop other banks during the afternoon.
[US](con. 1943–5) A. Murphy To Hell and Back (1950) 11: ‘But you whipped ’em.’ ‘We whopped ’em all right.’.

4. (US) to shoot.

[US]J. London Smoke Bellew (1926) 188: Turn him around to face the other bank — that’s how you whopped him in the back.

In phrases

whop it up (v.) (also whap it up, whop it in)

of a man, to have sexual intercourse; esp. in I could whop it up her/that, I would like to have sex with that woman.

[NZ]G. Slatter Pagan Game (1969) 163: A terrible stick man, that tank — Woppit Upper.
[Aus](con. 1940s–60s) Hogbotel & ffuckes ‘The Road to Gundagai’ in Snatches and Lays 51: Though the time will come to pass / When he’ll whop it up her arse.
W.A. Ballinger Votageurs 168: Whop it in, whip it out and wipe it, that’s your form. Us old ’uns, we know better. Leave it in and let it steep.
Karsk & Thomas WEorking with Men’s Groups 71: As an Australian once said: ‘We whop it in, wiggle it about, whip it out, and wipe it off’.
[UK]K. Sampson Powder 408: I’m telling you, man, I had to fucken whop it in, tight as fuck like.
[Scot]I. Welsh Decent Ride 363: Ah’ve whapped it up a few choc-boxes in ma time . . . jist burds, mind.