- a sound beating or thrashing.
- a thorough defeat.
- impressively big or good; whopping.
- extremely; immensely: We ran up a walloping big bill.
Origin of walloping
- 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
SynonymsSee more synonyms for wallop on Thesaurus.com
Examples from the Web for 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
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
- a thrashing
- (intensifier)a walloping drop in sales
- (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 walloping
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 walloping
see pack a punch (wallop).