I. adjective Etymology: thumping, present participle of 1thump Date: 1576 impressively large, great, or excellent <
a thumping majority
thumpingly adverb II. adverb Date: 1835 very, extremely <
a thumping good time

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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