verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- 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)
Words nearby wallop
Example sentences from the Web for wallop
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.
Her fantastical accumulations of detritus and throwaway goods can seem to pack more whimsy than wallop.
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.
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
British Dictionary definitions for wallop
verb -lops, -loping or -loped
Word Origin for wallop
Idioms and Phrases with wallop
see pack a punch (wallop).