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1. noun, informal An onomatopoeia for the dull thud created when something large or flat strikes another surface. He dropped the stack of books on the desk with a whump. The tree went "whump" when it landed on the ground.
2. verb, informal To strike someone or something very heavily, producing such a dull thud as a result. He whumped the side of the jukebox with his foot to get it started again. I wish you wouldn't whump me on the back like that whenever you see me.
3. verb, informal By extension, to defeat someone soundly, especially in an athletic competition. They whumped the other team in the championship game. A: "How'd the game go?" B: "They whumped us 42 to 3."
A humorous phrase used to indicate or highlight minor disappointment. It mimics the sad trombone noise often used as a trope in movies and TV shows. I tried to stop at that boutique on my way home from work, but it was already closed. Womp womp.
See also: womp
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whumpand whomp and womp (ʍəmp and ʍɑmp and wɑmp)
1. tv. to beat or outscore someone. They set out to whump us, and they sure did.
2. n. the sound made when two flat surfaces fall together. I heard the whump when the shed collapsed.
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