What does Welp mean?

An informal slang exclamation that is a non-standard spelling of "well". Used to show surrender.


Other definitions of Welp:

  • A semi-sarcastic replacement word for "well".
  • A misspelling of "well" that displays exaggerated fatigue or hopelessness.
  • Another way to say "well" that is more punchy.

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How to use the term

  • Welp, I thought I would get picked last, instead of not at all.

  • Person 1: Oh no, I knew I should have woke up early to get these tickets.
    Person 2: Welp, I did try to tell you to set an alarm.

  • Welp, that was a bust. We'll try again tomorrow.


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