verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)


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
Related formswal·lop·er, nounout·wal·lop, verb (used with object)

Synonyms for wallop

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Contemporary Examples of walloped

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.

  • And after I've walloped you, you and science can march where you please.'

  • So she did, and the first time she got me alone she took me by the hair and walloped me good.


    Ellis Parker Butler

  • Ef Id had your peak I wouldnt of walloped pots in a galley all my natural.


    George Allan England

British Dictionary definitions for walloped


verb -lops, -loping or -loped

(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

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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Word Origin and History for walloped



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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Idioms and Phrases with walloped


see pack a punch (wallop).

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