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What does Mollywhop mean?

Mollywhopping is a San Francisco area slang term to beating someone very severely.

Being “mollywhopped” consists of a beating so severe, that you can’t even properly fight back, resulting in the feeling that your opponent is a grown man, while you are but a mere little girl, incapable of defending yourself.

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Origin of the term

The expression appeared sometime in the 1980’s, most likely in the Bay Area, where it is the most prevalent up to this day.

The term identifies the beaten individual with “Molly”, a little girl, that is getting a harsh beating by the big boys.

Spread of the term

While the phrase is still yet to conquer the world, it is widely encountered and used in the “Paris of the Pacific.”

It had also appeared in the series, that made Will Smith famous; The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.


“Mollywhop” was first defined on Urban Dictionary in 2003, with plenty of other entries written on the subject.

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