- the ability to effect a forceful impression; punch: That ad packs a wallop.
- a pleasurable thrill; kick: The joke gave them all a wallop.
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Origin of wallop
OTHER WORDS FROM wallopwal·lop·er, nounoutwallop, verb (used with object)
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How to use wallop in a sentence
It’s the howl, the crash bang wallop, you know, the cry of a soul setting itself on fire.Bono: America Might Be the Greatest Song the World Has Yet to Hear|Bono|April 14, 2022|Time
The Delta Pro alone packs a 3,600Wh wallop, and you can expand that to 25,000Wh by chaining it to extra EcoFlow batteries and generators.The best solar generators for powering your campsite, home, and everything else|Nick Hilden|January 26, 2022|Popular-Science
The book then sustains a relentless focus on explaining and documenting the wallop packed by the simple and omnipresent error of noise — and what decision-makers can do about it.How to turn down the noise that mars our decision-making|Robert Sutton|May 21, 2021|Washington Post
Friends warned me about a kind of otherworldly wallop upon arrival, but nothing could prepare me for the feeling I had seeing it for the very first time.Otherworldly Adventure at Crater Lake National Park|Emily Pennington|March 24, 2021|Outside Online
In the 1930s, psychiatrists discovered that a massive wallop of seizure-inducing electricity could sometimes relieve psychiatric symptoms.Three visions of the future, inspired by neuroscience’s past and present|Laura Sanders|March 3, 2021|Science News
And because Whitehurst took his FBI oath seriously, he wallop-slapped crime lab protocols into the 21st Century.Crime Fighter’s Dilemma: My Country or My Family?|Moral Courage|April 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Her fantastical accumulations of detritus and throwaway goods can seem to pack more whimsy than wallop.America Swamped by Its Plenty|Blake Gopnik|May 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
It wasn't much, as cannons go, but it packed a much stronger wallop than the flintlocks and shotguns most men owned.Paul Begala: Ted Cruz and Texas’s Tea Party Revolution|Paul Begala|August 1, 2012|DAILY BEAST
She married twice, first to Quentin Wallop, 10th Earl of Portsmouth, and then to the Oxford academic Fram Dinshaw.Blindness as a Way of Seeing: Candia McWilliam’s Powerful Memoir|Lucy Scholes|April 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He gave her permission later in the trial to slap/wallop/hit/punch/smack/bop him again and the result was fantastic.A Hung Jury for Nicollette Sheridan|Maria Elena Fernandez|March 19, 2012|DAILY BEAST
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
For quite surely I saw Angus Jones fetch the jungle monarch but the one wallop with his oar.Where the Pavement Ends|John Russell
Then came there by them a knight with a bended shield of azure, whose name was Epinogris, and he came toward them a great wallop.
And therewithal he groaned piteously, and rode a great wallop away-ward from them until he came under a wood's side.
That measly little tap of yours in the last round was certainly a soporific wallop.The New Boys at Oakdale|Morgan Scott
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see pack a punch (wallop).