Green’s Dictionary of Slang

wap v.

[SE wap, to throw violently, to pull down; note whop v.; Hencke suggests link to wap, a mongrel and thence to bitch n.1 (1)]

1. to have sex, usu. used of a woman.

[UK]Harman Caveat for Common Cursetours in Viles & Furnivall (1907) 87: There was a proud Patrico and a nosegent, he tooke his jockam in his famble, and a wapping he went.
[UK]Groundworke of Conny-catching [as cit. c.1566].
[UK]Middleton & Dekker Roaring Girle V i: Then we’ll couch a hogshead under the ruffmans, and there you shall wap with me, and I’ll niggle with you.
[UK]Dekker ‘Canters Dict.’ Eng. Villainies (9th edn).
[UK]Catterpillers of this Nation Anatomized 4: Whores, who when they are wapping will be sure to geld the mans pocket.
[UK]Head Eng. Rogue I 45: Wap To Swive.
[UK]Head Canting Academy (2nd edn) 4: I will cleave to my Doxy, Wap stiffly, and will bring her Cloaths, Hens, Turkies, Piggs, Geese, or anything else I can come at.
[UK]R. Holme Academy of Armory Ch. iii item 68c: Canting Terms used by Beggars, Vagabonds, Cheaters, Cripples and Bedlams. [...] Wap well, Kiss well.
[UK]B.E. Dict. Canting Crew n.p.: Wap, c. to Lie with a Man. If she won’t wap for a Winne, let her trine for a Make, c. If she won’t Lie with a Man for a Penny, let her Hang for a Half-penny.
[UK]J. Shirley Triumph of Wit 196: This Doxy Dell can cut been whids, and wap well for a win .
[UK]A. Smith Lives of Most Notorious Highway-men, etc. (1926) II [as cit. c.1698].
[UK]New Canting Dict. [as cit. c.1698].
[UK]Bailey Universal Etym. Eng. Dict. [as cit. c.1698].
[UK]Scoundrel’s Dict. 16: To Copulate – Wap.
[UK]Grose Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue n.p.: Lastly, I will cleave to my doxy, wap stiffly, and will bring her duds, margery praters, goblers, grunting cheats, or tibs of the buttery, or any thing else I can come at.
[UK]Grose Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue (3rd edn).
[UK]Lex. Balatronicum.
[UK]Egan Grose’s Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue.
[UK]Farmer Vocabula Amatoria (1966) 246: Souler la volonté. To copulate; ‘to wap.’.
[US]E. Field ‘A French Crisis’ in Facetiae Americana 19: She’d dance the ‘Shaking of the Sheets,’ fa-doodle, wap and shag.

2. (UK Black) to shoot, to kill.

67 ‘Waps’ [lyrics] Step correct with that Mac / You know we dressed in all black / No funeral, no funeral, man's turning up tryna wap.

3. see whop v.