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wallop

[ wol-uhp ]
/ ˈwɒl əp /
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verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

noun

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Origin of wallop

1300–50; Middle English walopen to gallop, wal(l)op gallop <Anglo-French waloper (v.), walop (noun), Old French galoper, galop;see gallop

OTHER WORDS FROM wallop

wal·lop·er, nounoutwallop, verb (used with object)
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British Dictionary definitions for wallop

wallop
/ (ˈwɒləp) /

verb -lops, -loping or -loped

noun

verb, noun

an obsolete word for gallop

Word Origin for wallop

C14: from Old Northern French waloper to gallop, from Old French galoper, of unknown origin
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Idioms and Phrases with wallop

wallop

see pack a punch (wallop).

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