1. a particularly savage beating.
|Manchild in the Promised Land (1969) 19: Nigger, you got an ass-whippin’ comin’.|
|Bad (1995) 123: I wasn’t going to take an ass-whipping.|
|Runnin’ Down Some Lines 94: So leave the scene, else you mouth gon’ get you an ass-whuppin – mos certainly!|
|Makes Me Wanna Holler (1995) 152: Anybody less dynamic than Chicago would have been [...] given a thorough ass-whipping.|
|Honey, Honey, Miss Thang 120: Then I would get an ass whooping for taking so long.|
|Chicken (2003) 202: Maybe this asswhupping’ll turn his life around and make him a productive member of society.|
|Wire ser. 5 ep. 6 [TV script] A straight-up ass-whupping in an alley.‘The Dickensian Aspect’|
|Running the Books 263: And if you did [cross gang borders], you were [...] ‘subject to a serious ass whipping’.|
2. in fig. use, any form of non-physical punishment.
|Corner (1998) 27: DeAndre is grown enough to take either a charge or a legal ass-whipping if need be.|