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Jul 27, 2012
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Adverbs

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larruping

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with Anu Garg

larruping

PRONUNCIATION:
(LAR-uh-ping)

MEANING:
adverb: Very.
adjective: Excellent.

ETYMOLOGY:
From larrup (to beat or thrash), of uncertain origin. Perhaps from Dutch larpen (to thrash). Earliest documented use: 1888.

USAGE:
"Little lady, you got any more of these larruping good biscuits?"
Bandit's Hope; Marcia Gruver; Barbour Books; 2011.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
The big thieves hang the little ones. -Czech proverb

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