walloping

[ wol-uh-ping ]
/ ˈwɒl ə pɪŋ /
Informal.

noun

a sound beating or thrashing.
a thorough defeat.

adjective

impressively big or good; whopping.

adverb

extremely; immensely: We ran up a walloping big bill.

Origin of walloping

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at wallop, -ing1, -ing2

Definition for walloping (2 of 2)

wallop

[ wol-uhp ]
/ ˈwɒl əp /

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

noun

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 forms

wal·lop·er, nounout·wal·lop, verb (used with object)
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British Dictionary definitions for walloping (1 of 2)

walloping

/ (ˈwɒləpɪŋ) informal /

noun

a thrashing

adjective

(intensifier)a walloping drop in sales

British Dictionary definitions for walloping (2 of 2)

wallop

/ (ˈwɒləp) /

verb -lops, -loping or -loped

noun

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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Idioms and Phrases with walloping

wallop


see pack a punch (wallop).

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