to beat severely.
|Wash. Times (DC) 20 Oct. 5/2: What would she be doin’ [...] but fall [...] in love with Paddywhack himself, the same as what used to paddywhack her proper when she was a naughty little girl.|
|Tomboy (1952) 59: Afraid of getting paddywhacked?|
|Sweet Thursday (1955) 76: Sometime when I ain’t feeling yellow I’ll paddywhack you.|