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wallop

[wol-uh p]
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verb (used with object)
  1. to beat soundly; thrash.
  2. Informal. to strike with a vigorous blow; belt; sock: After two strikes, he walloped the ball out of the park.
  3. Informal. to defeat thoroughly, as in a game.
  4. Chiefly Scot. to flutter, wobble, or flop about.
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verb (used without object)
  1. Informal. to move violently and clumsily: The puppy walloped down the walk.
  2. (of a liquid) to boil violently.
  3. Obsolete. to gallop.
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noun
  1. a vigorous blow.
  2. the ability to deliver vigorous blows, as in boxing: That fist of his packs a wallop.
  3. Informal.
    1. the ability to effect a forceful impression; punch: That ad packs a wallop.
    2. a pleasurable thrill; kick: The joke gave them all a wallop.
  4. Informal. a violent, clumsy movement; lurch.
  5. Obsolete. a gallop.
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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
Related formswal·lop·er, nounout·wal·lop, verb (used with object)

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3. trounce, rout, crush, best.
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British Dictionary definitions for walloper

walloper

noun
  1. a person or thing that wallops
  2. Australian slang a policeman
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wallop

verb -lops, -loping or -loped
  1. (tr) informal to beat soundly; strike hard
  2. (tr) informal to defeat utterly
  3. (intr) dialect to move in a clumsy manner
  4. (intr) (of liquids) to boil violently
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noun
  1. informal a hard blow
  2. informal the ability to hit powerfully, as of a boxer
  3. informal a forceful impression
  4. British a slang word for beer
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verb, noun
  1. an obsolete word for gallop
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Word Origin

C14: from Old Northern French waloper to gallop, from Old French galoper, of unknown origin
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Word Origin and History for walloper

wallop

v.

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.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Idioms and Phrases with walloper

wallop

see pack a punch (wallop).

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