Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)
WHUP, v. Sc. variant of Eng. whop. Only in derivs. whupper, a “whopper”, something very large or outstanding of its kind (Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B.; Ork., Cai. 1974); in 1866 quot. appar. a tall story, a fib; whuppin, very big (of a lie), outrageous (Ayr. 1928).
Edb. 1866 J. Smith Merry Bridal 4:
Archy Ritchie, prince o' fun, Whase whuppers set them daft. Lnk. 1888 R. Young Love at Plough 159:
These are the chaps that can do it neat The whuppin' lie. Dmf. 1904 W. Wilson Folk Lore of Nithsdale 91:
I sune got my e'e on the salmon. I can tell ye, lads, he was a whupper.
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