wallop

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v wallop defeat soundly and utterly "We'll wallop them!"
    • v wallop hit hard "The teacher whacked the boy"
    • n wallop a severe blow
    • n wallop a forceful consequence; a strong effect "the book had an important impact on my thinking","the book packs a wallop"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Wallop A blow.
    • n Wallop A quick, rolling movement; a gallop.
    • Wallop A thick piece of fat.
    • Wallop To be slatternly.
    • Wallop To beat soundly; to flog; to whip.
    • Wallop To boil with a continued bubbling or heaving and rolling, with noise.
    • Wallop To move in a rolling, cumbersome manner; to waddle.
    • v. i Wallop To move quickly, but with great effort; to gallop.
    • Wallop To throw or tumble over.
    • Wallop To wrap up temporarily.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • wallop To boil with a continued bubbling or heaving and rolling of the liquor, accompanied with noise.
    • wallop To move quickly with great but somewhat clumsy effort; gallop. See gallop.
    • n wallop A quick motion with much agitation or effort; a gallop.
    • wallop To castigate; beat soundly; drub; thrash.
    • wallop To tumble over; dash down.
    • n wallop A severe blow.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Wallop wol′op (dial.) to boil and bubble: to move clumsily, to waddle about, to kick about as one does for a little when hung up by the neck—also n.
    • v.t Wallop wol′op (slang) to beat, flog
    • n Wallop a blow
    • adj Wallop (slang) great, bouncing
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Probably fr. AS. weallan, to spring up, to boil or bubble. √147. See Well (n.) & (v. i.)

Usage

In literature:

Many's the time Courtlandt walloped the school bullies for mussing me up.
"The Place of Honeymoons" by Harold MacGrath
It clean wallops the band!
"Colorado Jim" by George Goodchild
That's cause he's been walloped so much.
"Jimsy" by Leona Dalrymple
You wouldn't either, if you'd got a wallop over the head with a stove-lid like I did when I asked her the first time.
"Anderson Crow, Detective" by George Barr McCutcheon
He resented the smokiness, but hated to wallop him; there was so little to wallop.
"The Boy Scouts Book of Stories" by Various
The guy had a wallop like a mule!
"The Electronic Mind Reader" by John Blaine
Wallop, however, (that is the man's name,) had no doubt about the matter.
"Five Mice in a Mouse-trap" by Laura E. Richards
And I wish you wouldn't wallop me on the back thataway.
"Old Man Curry" by Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan
I guess you'd hev found out that Dave could wallop you ef he is smaller and younger.
"David Dunne" by Belle Kanaris Maniates
They were husky chaps, and one of them packed the wallop of a real fighter.
"The Mind Master" by Arthur J. Burks
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In poetry:

This is the learning
Unto which we come:
PROPERLY WALLOPED
Is for ever dumb.
"Recipe" by Thomas William Hodgson Crosland
Mally's hert played wallop,
Kenned him or he spak:
"Are ye no deid, Johnnie?
Is't yersel come back?"
"Ower The Hedge" by George MacDonald
I just don't enjoy Moon Island,
jolly though it can be
when boisterous breakers wallop
the beach right next to me.
"Moon Island" by Jonas Hallgrimsson
"St. Peter will befriend me then,
Because my name is Peter too:
'I know him for the best of men
That ever walloped barley brew.
"The Death and Last Confession of Wandering Peter" by Hilaire Belloc
Each time he rushed out to " stop one ", •
With a player he came in collision,
Got a wallop or two in his how-d'ye-do
And a kick in the First division.
"One Over The Eight (Football Score!)" by T W Connor
"Ar! Gimme fights wiv foeman I kin see,
To upper-cut an' wallop on the jor.
Life in a burrer ain't no good to me.
'Struth! This ain't war!
Gimme a ding-dong go fer 'arf a round,
An' you kin 'ave this crawlin' underground.
"Rabbits" by C J Dennis

In news:

If you thought you knew the story of 'The Princess and The Pea,' you may be in for a walloping surprise.
As we well know here in Louisiana, even a Category 1 storm can produce quite a wallop, as when Louisiana was struck this year by Hurricane Isaac.
Sandy's wallop leaves Northeast reeling.
The Jersey shore was expecting a wallop from Sandy, and it gone one.
(AP) — Seaside Heights residents and property owners can drive into town for the first time since Superstorm Sandy walloped the resort made famous by MTV's "Jersey Shore" reality show.
Lots of lefty econ bloggers have suggested that the answer to our financial woes is a walloping big second stimulus.
Soft Openings Pack a Wallop.
Yesterday, we reported that Virginia's Commercial Space Flight Authority would improve the Mid-Atlantic Space Port at Wallops Island to accommodate larger rockets to help re-supply the International Space Station.
Carrie Snyder/The Pioneer Read the article: Weather packs second wallop.
Hurricane Sandy wallops Internet commerce just as hard.
Yipee, us seniors got a walloping increase in our Social Security .
Walloped On A Winless Weekend.
' Sucker Punch' Packs Quite a Wallop.
I always have the hardest time in February -- for the shortest month it sure packs a wallop when it comes to dampening my spirits.
The Montana Grizzlies walloped the ISU Bengals in front of more than 24 Thousand fans on Saturday at Washington-Grizzly Stadium.
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In science:

The support from the White Sands Missile Range and Wallops Flight Facility NASROC personnel was of the highest caliber.
The Structure and Dynamics of the Upper Chromosphere and Lower Transition Region as Revealed by the Subarcsecond VAULT Observations
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