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wallop

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verb wal·lop \ˈwä-ləp\

Simple Definition of wallop

  • : to hit (someone or something) very hard

Full Definition of wallop

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to boil noisily

  3. 2 a :  to move with reckless or disorganized haste :  advance in a headlong rush b :  wallow, flounder

  4. transitive verb
  5. 1 a :  to thrash soundly :  lambaste b :  to beat by a wide margin :  trounce

  6. 2 :  to hit with force :  sock

wal·lop·er noun

Examples of wallop

  1. I was so angry I felt like walloping him.

  2. <walloped the branches of the pear tree with a stick in an effort to knock down some fruit>



Origin of wallop

Middle English walopen to gallop, from Old French (Picard dialect) waloper


First Known Use: 1579

Rhymes with wallop


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wallop

noun wal·lop

Definition of wallop

  1. 1 a :  a powerful blow :  punch b :  something resembling a wallop especially in suddenness of force c :  the ability (as of a boxer) to hit hard

  2. 2 a :  emotional, sensory, or psychological force or influence :  impact <a novel that packs a wallop> b :  an exciting emotional response :  thrill

  3. 3 British :  beer



Examples of wallop

  1. <felt the wallop of a car crashing into their front porch>

  2. <gave the ball a good wallop with the bat>



Circa 1823

First Known Use of wallop

circa 1823



WALLOP Defined for Kids

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wallop

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verb wal·lop \ˈwä-ləp\

Definition of wallop

wal·lopedwal·lop·ing

  1. :  to hit hard




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wallop

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noun wal·lop

Definition of wallop

  1. :  a hard blow





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