walloping

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj walloping (used informally) very large "a thumping loss"
    • n walloping a sound defeat
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • walloping Great; bouncing.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Walloping a thrashing
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Orig. dubious; most prob. a particular use of preceding word.

Usage

In literature:

She kept a comin', and I had to wallop her.
"From the Valley of the Missing" by Grace Miller White
They pack a wallop if they hit anything.
"Sabotage in Space" by Carey Rockwell
I'm hungry to wallop you.
"Captain Sam" by George Cary Eggleston
It was a walloping run, and we only throttled down on the outskirts of Morristown.
"The Wit and Humor of America, Volume VI. (of X.)" by Various
Who you goin' to hand a wallop to now?
"The House of Torchy" by Sewell Ford
Touch her and I'll wallop you.
"Mezzerow Loves Company" by Floyd L. Wallace
We have to take a wallop out iv Wagner an' Bootoven befure noon.
"Mr. Dooley in Peace and in War" by Finley Peter Dunne
De harder he walloped, de more she wouldn't promise.
"Tin-Types Taken in the Streets of New York" by Lemuel Ely Quigg
Lord PORTSMOUTH'S family name is WALLOP; this afternoon he lived up to it.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 150, March 22, 1916" by Various
It must have hit us a tremendous wallop because it's set up a rotation.
"Greylorn" by John Keith Laumer
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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
"The Frenchmen in London, in craven alarms,
Have all run away from the summons to arms;
They haven't the pluck of a pigeon - I'll go
And wallop the Frenchmen who skulk in Soho!"
"Old Paul and Old Tim" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Old TIM knew a trick worth a dozen of that,
So he called for his stick and he called for his hat.
"I'll cover myself with cheap glory - I'll go
And wallop the Frenchmen who live in Soho!
"Old Paul and Old Tim" by William Schwenck Gilbert

In news:

US airlines are canceling flights at the fastest clip in a decade as storms from blizzards to hurricanes wallop the busiest hubs, and full planes are making it harder for stranded travelers to rebook trips.
Cougars open season with 30-6 walloping of Wazzu.
Braves pay back Marlins with 12-3 walloping .
Walloping Gas Prices Making for Weary Workers.
NU wallops Illini 50-14 as Beckman's first season ends on yet another sour note.
Honest John — a rocket with a wallop.
There's no need for large slices since it packs a taste wallop in every bite.
NASA / Wallops Flight Facility.
3 Kansas State, which walloped No 14 Texas Tech 55-24 to improve to 8-0.
Astros 8, Brewers 3: Astros wallop longtime nemesis Wolf.
Last week's wallop damaged the stock market significantly in technical terms.
Microsoft Research Packs Wallop .
Packing a wallop with the punch.
'Sucker Punch' Packs Quite a Wallop .
Wisdom With a Wallop .
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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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