Whacking
Whacking Whack"ing, a. Very large; whapping. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

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  • whacking — [hwak′iŋ, wak′iŋ] [Informal, Chiefly Brit.] Chiefly Brit. Informal adj. [prp. of WHACK] very large; tremendous adv. tremendously; hugely [a whacking good tale] …   English World dictionary

  • whacking — ► ADJECTIVE Brit. informal ▪ very large …   English terms dictionary

  • whacking — [[t](h)wæ̱kɪŋ[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n (emphasis) You can use whacking to emphasize how big something is. [BRIT, INFORMAL] The supermarkets may be making whacking profits. Syn: enormous ADV: ADV adj Whacking is also an adverb. ...a whacking great hole …   English dictionary

  • whacking — whack|ing [ˈwækıŋ] adj whacking great BrE spoken very big = ↑whopping ▪ We got a whacking great gas bill this morning …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • whacking — adjective whacking great BrE spoken very big; whopping: We got a whacking great gas bill this morning …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • whacking — /ˈwækɪŋ/ (say waking) adjective 1. Colloquial large: of whacking size. –adverb 2. (an intensifier): *And growing out of the head of the cupid was a whacking great candlestick. –kathleen hunt, 1983. {whack1 + ing2} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Whacking — Whack Whack, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Whacked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Whacking}.] [Cf. {Thwack}.] 1. To strike; to beat; to give a heavy or resounding blow to; to thrash; to make with whacks. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] Rodsmen were whackingtheir way through …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • whacking — I. adjective Date: 1806 very large ; whopping II. adverb Date: 1853 very < a whacking good story > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Whacking — large: whacking great smack on the lips …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • whacking — Australian Slang large: whacking great smack on the lips …   English dialects glossary

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