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wallop

[wol-uh p] /ˈwɒl əp/
verb (used with object)
1.
to beat soundly; thrash.
2.
Informal. to strike with a vigorous blow; belt; sock:
After two strikes, he walloped the ball out of the park.
3.
Informal. to defeat thoroughly, as in a game.
4.
Chiefly Scot. to flutter, wobble, or flop about.
verb (used without object)
5.
Informal. to move violently and clumsily:
The puppy walloped down the walk.
6.
(of a liquid) to boil violently.
7.
Obsolete. to gallop.
noun
8.
a vigorous blow.
9.
the ability to deliver vigorous blows, as in boxing:
That fist of his packs a wallop.
10.
Informal.
  1. the ability to effect a forceful impression; punch:
    That ad packs a wallop.
  2. a pleasurable thrill; kick:
    The joke gave them all a wallop.
11.
Informal. a violent, clumsy movement; lurch.
12.
Obsolete. a gallop.
Origin of wallop
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English walopen to gallop, wal(l)op gallop < Anglo-French waloper (v.), walop (noun), Old French galoper, galop; see gallop
Related forms
walloper, noun
outwallop, verb (used with object)
Synonyms
3. trounce, rout, crush, best.
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  • He caught him on Broadway, a day or two later, and Crimmins walloped him over the head with a blackjack.

    Garrison's Finish W. B. M. Ferguson
  • “Why, you went out and walloped them, of course,” cried the man.

    Marcus: the Young Centurion George Manville Fenn
  • He walloped his head against the planks when I endeavoured to get him upon his feet, and the sobs shook his frame.

    The White Waterfall James Francis Dwyer
  • I shouted and yelled for joy and walloped the horses, just because I couldn't help it.

    Deerfoot in The Mountains Edward S. Ellis
  • "That's her Mrs Bray was tellin' us walloped the girl for bein' admired by the old doctor," explained grandma.

  • And after I've walloped you, you and science can march where you please.'

  • Had the enemy missed, then walloped him with another weapon and left him for dead?

    The Buttoned Sky Geoff St. Reynard
British Dictionary definitions for walloped

wallop

/ˈwɒləp/
verb -lops, -loping, -loped
1.
(transitive) (informal) to beat soundly; strike hard
2.
(transitive) (informal) to defeat utterly
3.
(intransitive) (dialect) to move in a clumsy manner
4.
(intransitive) (of liquids) to boil violently
noun
5.
(informal) a hard blow
6.
(informal) the ability to hit powerfully, as of a boxer
7.
(informal) a forceful impression
8.
(Brit) a slang word for beer
verb, noun
9.
an obsolete word for gallop
Word Origin
C14: from Old Northern French waloper to gallop, from Old French galoper, of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for walloped

wallop

v.

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.

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Slang definitions & phrases for walloped

wallop

noun

  1. A hard blow; a severe and resounding stroke: She gave him a wallop on the chin
  2. Power; clout, moxie: She'd be good if she had a little more wallop

verb

  1. : He walloped the ball right over the wall
  2. To defeat utterly; clobber

Related Terms

circuit clout

[1823+; fr British dialect, ''beat, thrash,'' apparently fr Old Norman French walop, ''gallop'']

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Idioms and Phrases with walloped

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