Whanghee

Whang*hee"

(?), n. (Bot.) See Wanghee.
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{

Whap

(?),

Whop

}, v. i. [Cf. OE. quappen to palpitate, E. quob, quaver, wabble, awhape, wap.] To throw one's self quickly, or by an abrupt motion; to turn suddenly; as, she whapped down on the floor; the fish whapped over. Bartlett.
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This word is used adverbially in the north of England, as in the United States, when anything vanishes, or is gone suddenly; as, whap went the cigar out of my mouth.
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{

Whap

,

Whop

}, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Whapped (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Whapping.] To beat or strike.
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{

Whap

,

Whop

}, n. A blow, or quick, smart stroke.
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{

Whap"per

(?),

Whop"per

}, n. [See Whap.] Something uncommonly large of the kind; something astonishing; -- applied especially to a bold lie. Now (1998) usually spelled whopper. [Colloq.]
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{

Whap"ping

(?),

Whop"ping

}, a. Very large; monstrous; astonishing; as, a whapping story. [Colloq.]
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