Origin of walloping
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
- the ability to effect a forceful impression; punch: That ad packs a wallop.
- a pleasurable thrill; kick: The joke gave them all a wallop.
Origin of wallop
Synonyms for wallop
Related Words for wallopinghulking, monster, behemoth, gross, blimp, mammoth, heroic, whaling, big, Brobdingnagian, Bunyanesque, colossal, cyclopean, elephantine, enormous, gargantuan, gigantic, Herculean, huge, humongous
Examples from the Web for walloping
Contemporary Examples of walloping
As Washington chewed over the Paul Ryan-Patty Murray budget deal, the Treasury Department announced a walloping drop in red ink.This Is the Golden Age of Deficit Reduction
December 12, 2013
And following that walloping success, QVC did it all again Wednesday night.Zoe-ing, Zoe-ing, Gone!
September 16, 2009
Historical Examples of walloping
You wouldn't say so if you had seen him walloping me with a hard leather strap.One Day More
Then, for the love of Pete, wotcha doin' walloping off'n her like a sack of potatoes?The Girl on the Boat
Pelham Grenville Wodehouse
“It was some walloping, too,” said Old Hundred, with a reminiscent grin.Penguin Persons & Peppermints
Walter Prichard Eaton
Just remember the walloping we gave you the last time you were here.Baseball Joe, Captain of the Team
I ain't forgot that hop, skip and jump, walloping Australian tornado!Gadsby
Ernest Vincent Wright
verb -lops, -loping or -loped
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).