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whopping

[ hwop-ing, wop- ]
/ ˈʰwɒp ɪŋ, ˈwɒp- /
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adjective Informal.

very large of its kind; thumping: We caught four whopping trout.

adverb

extremely; exceedingly: a whopping big lie.

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Origin of whopping

First recorded in 1615–25; whop + -ing2
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whopping
/ (ˈwɒpɪŋ) /

adjective

informal uncommonly large
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