Walloping
Wallop Wal"lop, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Walloped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Walloping}.] [Probably fr. AS. weallan to spring up, to boil or bubble. [root]147. See {Well}, n. & v. i.] [1913 Webster] 1. To boil with a continued bubbling or heaving and rolling, with noise. [Prov. Eng.] --Brockett. [1913 Webster]

2. To move in a rolling, cumbersome manner; to waddle. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell. [1913 Webster]

3. To be slatternly. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • walloping — [wäl′əpiŋ] Informal adj. [prp. of WALLOP] 1. impressively large; enormous 2. extraordinary n. 1. a thrashing or beating 2. a crushing defeat adv. extraordinarily …   English World dictionary

  • walloping — wal|lop|ing1 [ˈwɔləpıŋ US ˈwa: ] n spoken give sb/get a walloping to hit someone hard several times as a punishment walloping 2 walloping2 adj [only before noun] BrE spoken very big walloping great/big ▪ a walloping great house …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • walloping — 1 noun spoken give sb/get a walloping to hit someone repeatedly as a punishment 2 adjective (only before noun) walloping great/big spoken very big: a walloping great house in the country …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • walloping — I UK [ˈwɒləpɪŋ] / US [ˈwɑləpɪŋ] noun [countable] Word forms walloping : singular walloping plural wallopings informal an occasion when someone hits another person a lot My aunt threatened to give me a walloping! II UK [ˈwɒləpɪŋ] / US [ˈwɑləpɪŋ]… …   English dictionary

  • walloping — wal|lop|ing1 [ waləpıŋ ] noun count INFORMAL an occasion when someone hits another person a lot: My aunt threatened to give me a walloping! walloping wal|lop|ing 2 [ waləpıŋ ] adjective SPOKEN very big …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • walloping — /wol euh ping/, Informal. n. 1. a sound beating or thrashing. 2. a thorough defeat. adj. 3. impressively big or good; whopping. adv. 4. extremely; immensely: We ran up a walloping big bill. [1350 1400; ME; see WALLOP, ING1, ING2] * * * …   Universalium

  • walloping — 1. adjective a) whopping, large in size b) of exceptional, impressive quality 2. noun a) A series of wallops (blows.) For forgetting to pick up the package again, my boss gave a walloping. b) …   Wiktionary

  • walloping — /ˈwɒləpɪŋ/ (say woluhping) Colloquial –noun 1. a sound beating or thrashing. 2. a thorough defeat. –adjective 3. of large size; whopping: *For a sinner, even a sinner poised on the brink of committing her first really walloping sin, Peronel had… …   Australian English dictionary

  • walloping — adjective Date: 1823 1. large, whopping 2. exceptionally fine or impressive ; smashing …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • walloping — Synonyms and related words: banging, bumping, colossal, dressing down, enormous, gargantuan, giant, gigantic, hiding, immense, larruping, lathering, leathering, licking, mammoth, monster, paddling, prodigious, slapping, spanking, tanning,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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