- to beat soundly; thrash.
- Informal. to strike with a vigorous blow; belt; sock: After two strikes, he walloped the ball out of the park.
- Informal. to defeat thoroughly, as in a game.
- Chiefly Scot. to flutter, wobble, or flop about.
- Informal. to move violently and clumsily: The puppy walloped down the walk.
- (of a liquid) to boil violently.
- Obsolete. to gallop.
- a vigorous blow.
- the ability to deliver vigorous blows, as in boxing: That fist of his packs a wallop.
- the ability to effect a forceful impression; punch: That ad packs a wallop.
- a pleasurable thrill; kick: The joke gave them all a wallop.
- Informal. a violent, clumsy movement; lurch.
- Obsolete. a gallop.
Origin of wallop
Synonyms for wallop
Related Words for wallopedsmack, drub, clobber, pummel, whack, trounce, bump, collision, slam, belt, impact, jar, jolt, percussion, thump, kick, blow, crash, clash, punch
Examples from the Web for walloped
Contemporary Examples of walloped
When Santorum walloped Romney in the Louisiana primary, it was treated as an inside-the-paper story.Rick Santorum Faces Triple Wipeout in Wisconsin, Maryland, and D.C.
April 2, 2012
They may have saved his bacon in Ohio, where he walloped Santorum in this age bracket by 15 points.The Romney Coalition: Seniors and Bankers
March 7, 2012
Perry walloped her in the GOP primary, then went on to win a historic third term in the general election by a double-digit margin.Perry’s War With the Bushies
August 18, 2011
Historical Examples of walloped
“Why, you went out and walloped them, of course,” cried the man.Marcus: the Young Centurion
George Manville Fenn
I shouted and yelled for joy and walloped the horses, just because I couldn't help it.Deerfoot in The Mountains
Edward S. Ellis
And after I've walloped you, you and science can march where you please.'The Pit Town Coronet, Volume III (of 3)
Charles James Wills
So she did, and the first time she got me alone she took me by the hair and walloped me good.Swatty
Ellis Parker Butler
Ef Id had your peak I wouldnt of walloped pots in a galley all my natural.Cursed
George Allan England
- (tr) informal to beat soundly; strike hard
- (tr) informal to defeat utterly
- (intr) dialect to move in a clumsy manner
- (intr) (of liquids) to boil violently
- informal a hard blow
- informal the ability to hit powerfully, as of a boxer
- informal a forceful impression
- British a slang word for beer
- an obsolete word for gallop
Word Origin 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.
see pack a punch (wallop).