1. to make someone suffer, i.e. to beat fig.
|DN III:ii 164: whup, v. To vanquish, to punish, to tire. ‘That whups me,’ ‘I’m clean whupped out.’.‘Words from Northwest Arkansas’ in|
|Die Nigger Die! 42: They came down and started talking bad to the brother who’d whupped the white boy.|
|Pimp’s Rap 65: She’s whooping him with you. They’re both insecure.|
2. to attack, to beat up; also attrib.; thus whupping n.
|N.Y. Tribune 11 Sept. 7/2: How would it do to whoop a lot of them up to Siberia [...] that’s purty high.|
|‘She Shakes a Mean Ashcan’ [lyrics] She weighs two hundred in her stocking feet; / She can whup any policeman that walks the beat.|
|Grapes of Wrath (1951) 154: On’y way you gonna get me to go is whup me [...] An’ I’ll shame you, Pa. I won’t take no whuppin’.|
|Lay My Burden Down 230: You all free [...] We don’t whup you no more.|
|Walk on the Wild Side 175: I’d rather not be whupped [...] if I got my rathers.|
|Get Your Ass in the Water (1974) 92: They whups me up something terrible and carries me to jail. / The judge don’t want the public to know how they fucked up my head, so he ups and denies my bail.|
|Texas Stories (1995) 129: Keep movin’, tin-can cop! [...] or I’ll come down there ’n whup you!‘The Last Carousel’ in|
|Runnin’ Down Some Lines 79: My brothers cain’t whup all dese niggers.|
|Life Its Ownself (1985) 169: The world was badly in need of a treatment center for whup victims.|
|‘Last Night’ [lyrics] I tell you what / If my toes wasn’t hurtin’ I’d whup your butt.|
|Homeboy 325: You shouldn’t need [....] a wrecking ball whuppin’ you upside the head.|
|Curvy Lovebox 183: My mum [...] used to whoop us like we was war criminals.|
|(con. 1990s) in One of the Guys 171: ‘He just started whupping her [...] beating her up’.|
|Teen Lingo: The Source for Youth Ministry [Internet] whoop v. 1. To beat up. ‘You mad doggin me? I’ll whoop you so bad your cousin will cry!’ 2. To beat someone in a sport. ‘We whooped their team 126 to 57!’.|
|in Getting Played 99: ‘Ima whoop your ass!’.|
3. to defeat, e.g. in a competition.
|Lady in the Lake (1952) 49: There’s a couple of good boys running against me this time and I might get whupped.|
|(con. 1950) Band of Brothers 275: If’n ever’ coolie in China worked at nooky ’round the clock they couldn’t make enough Chinks to whup us.|
|College Sl. Research Project (Cal. State Poly. Uni., Pomona) [Internet] Whup ass 1. (verb) To defeat someone or something. 2. (verb) To be rowdy.|
|Teen Lingo: The Source for Youth Ministry [Internet] whoop v. [...] To beat someone in a sport. ‘We whooped their team 126 to 57!’.|
4. to punch.
|Runnin’ Down Some Lines 260: whup [...] 2. Hit.|
|Indep. on Sun. Culture 22 Aug. 12: People [...] stayed up to watch him whup Liston or Frazier and they knew that something special was going on.|
(US black) the police, a police officer.
|Runnin’ Down Some Lines 66: The characterization of the police [...] connotes such perceived attributes as brutality (billy for billy club, mallet, whup-a-child).|
see whipass n.
see whip someone’s ass under whip v.1
(US black) to succeed in life.
|(ref. to 1950s) Vice Lords 52: Individuals who are thought to be good at whupping the game are said to have a ‘heavy game.’.|
|Black Jargon in White America 86: whupping the game v. 1. attempting to influence someone through the use of trickery, often verbal. See also game, running a game. 2. trying to gain materials and services from someone who appears as though he can be swindled.|
|Runnin’ Down Some Lines 260: whup the game 1. Succeed in life. 2. Acquire status and power.|