AskDefine | Define larrup

Dictionary Definition

larrup v : give a spanking to; subject to a spanking [syn: spank, paddle]

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English

Etymology

Origin uncertain.

Pronunciation

IPA: /'læɹəp/

Verb

  1. to beat or thrash
    • 1922: ZOE-FANNY: I let him larrup it into me for the fun of it. — James Joyce, Ulysses
    • 1938: ‘A kid like that oughtn’t to be mixed up with things,’ Ida said. ‘If he was mine I’d just larrup it out of him.’ — Graham Greene, Brighton Rock
  2. backchat or rudeness
    • OY, Less of your Larrup!

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