- 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
- a person or thing that wallops
- Australian slang a policeman
- (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 and History for walloper
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 walloper
see pack a punch (wallop).