adjective Date: circa 1625 extremely large; also extraordinary, incredible

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  • whopping — index prodigious (enormous) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • whopping — [adj] enormous big, colossal, extraordinary, gargantuan, giant, gigantic, great, huge, immense, large, mammoth, massive, mighty, monstrous, mountainous, prodigious, tremendous; concepts 773,781 Ant. little, small, teeny, tiny …   New thesaurus

  • whopping — ► ADJECTIVE informal ▪ extremely large …   English terms dictionary

  • whopping — [hwäpiŋ, wäpiŋ] adj. [< WHOP + ING] Informal extraordinarily large or great; colossal …   English World dictionary

  • whopping — [[t](h)wɒ̱pɪŋ[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n, usu a ADJ amount (emphasis) If you describe an amount as whopping, you are emphasizing that it is large. [INFORMAL] The Russian leader won a whopping 89.9 percent yes vote... Planned spending amounts to a whopping… …   English dictionary

  • whopping — UK [ˈwɒpɪŋ] / US [ˈwɑpɪŋ] / US [ˈhwɑpɪŋ] adjective informal extremely large Sales grew last year by a whopping 78%. whopping great: They live in a whopping great house …   English dictionary

  • whopping — /hwop ing, wop /, adj. Informal. 1. very large of its kind; thumping: We caught four whopping trout. adv. 2. extremely; exceedingly: a whopping big lie. Also, whapping. [1615 25; WHOP + ING2] * * * …   Universalium

  • whopping — also whopping great adjective (only before noun) spoken very large: a whopping fee …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • whopping — whop•ping [[t]ˈ(h)wɒp ɪŋ, ˈwɒp [/t]] adj. Informal. 1) inf very large of its kind; thumping: We caught four whopping trout[/ex] 2) inf extremely; exceedingly: a whopping big lie[/ex] • Etymology: 1615–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • whopping — adj. sl. very big (a whopping lie; a whopping fish) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Whopping — Whapping Whap ping, Whopping Whop ping, a. Very large; monstrous; astonishing; as, a whapping story. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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