Wondrous Words #417

WWWEvery week word-lovers post new words they’ve discovered while reading. It’s called Wondrous Words Wednesday and was created by Kathy at Bermuda Onion’s Weblog.

1.  I found this word in a NY Times headline:

whupping:  “Trump’s Whupping

This must be a regional word because I didn’t know that whup means to beat, thrash or defeat convincingly. Its a variant of whip. That makes sense.


2.  Also in The NY Times:

conflate: “But it’s still important not to conflate widespread cowardice with support . . “

I swear I’ve looked this word up before, but it still puzzled me. Conflate means to combine two or more things into one.


That’s all for me this week. Don’t forget to visit Kathy for more Wondrous Words Wednesday.

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3 Responses to Wondrous Words #417

  1. Vicki says:

    I’ve heard the word whupping used in Ohio and Florida. I lived in California for a while but never heard it there.

    Didn’t know the other word.

  2. Mary Ann Langan says:

    I knew whupping but not the other.

  3. Whup is used a lot here in the south!

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