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.
Origin of wallop
Examples from the Web for wallop
Her fantastical accumulations of detritus and throwaway goods can seem to pack more whimsy than wallop.
For quite surely I saw Angus Jones fetch the jungle monarch but the one wallop with his oar.Where the Pavement Ends|John Russell
They should not waddle and wallop in every hollow lane, nor loll out their watery tongues at every wash-pool in the parish.Imaginary Conversations and Poems|Walter Savage Landor
But he's there with the wallop, and I guess it's goin' to take more'n a commerce court to put the Corrugated out of business.Torchy, Private Sec.|Sewell Ford
He goes on: 'I take it that I have caught you in my net, and that wallop about as you will I shall land you at last.James Frederick Ferrier|Elizabeth Sanderson Haldane
The next day we went out and resorted to the wallop, plain, untrimmed slugging tactics, and beat Chicago 17 to 1.Pitching in a Pinch|Christy Mathewson
British Dictionary definitions for wallop
verb -lops, -loping or -loped
Word Origin for wallop
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.
Idioms and Phrases with wallop
see pack a punch (wallop).