- to beat soundly; thrash.
- Informal. to strike with a vigorous blow; belt; sock: After two strikes, he walloped the ball out of the park.
- Informal. to defeat thoroughly, as in a game.
- Chiefly Scot. to flutter, wobble, or flop about.
- Informal. to move violently and clumsily: The puppy walloped down the walk.
- (of a liquid) to boil violently.
- Obsolete. to gallop.
- a vigorous blow.
- the ability to deliver vigorous blows, as in boxing: That fist of his packs a wallop.
- the ability to effect a forceful impression; punch: That ad packs a wallop.
- a pleasurable thrill; kick: The joke gave them all a wallop.
- Informal. a violent, clumsy movement; lurch.
- Obsolete. a gallop.
Origin of wallop
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Examples from the Web for wallop
Her fantastical accumulations of detritus and throwaway goods can seem to pack more whimsy than wallop.America Swamped by Its Plenty
May 29, 2013
Wallop, however, (that is the man's name,) had no doubt about the matter.Five Mice in a Mouse-trap
Laura E. Richards
I wonder if Bert's had anything to eat since he got the wallop on the coco?The Call of the Beaver Patrol
V. T. Sherman
But that wallop, hard as it was, had been delivered accidentally.The Rich Little Poor Boy
From their retreats they like to sally forth at intervals and have a wallop at our fellows.The U-boat hunters
James B. Connolly
Crow and Wallop stopped short in the middle of their exclamation.My Friend Smith
Talbot Baines Reed
- (tr) informal to beat soundly; strike hard
- (tr) informal to defeat utterly
- (intr) dialect to move in a clumsy manner
- (intr) (of liquids) to boil violently
- informal a hard blow
- informal the ability to hit powerfully, as of a boxer
- informal a forceful impression
- British a slang word for beer
- an obsolete word for gallop
Word Origin and History for wallop
late 14c., "to gallop," possibly from Old North French *waloper (13c.), probably from Frankish *walalaupan "to run well" (cf. Old High German wela "well" and Old Low Franconian loupon "to run, leap"). The meaning "to thrash" (1820) and the noun meaning "heavy blow" (1823) may be separate developments, of imitative origin. Related: Walloped; walloping.