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whacking

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adjective whack·ing \ˈhwa-kiŋ, ˈwa-\

Simple Definition of whacking

  • : very large

Full Definition of whacking

  1. :  very large :  whopping

Examples of whacking

  1. <harvested a whacking number of zucchini from the garden>



1806

First Known Use of whacking

1806


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whacking

adverb whack·ing

Definition of whacking

  1. :  very <a whacking good story>



Examples of whacking

  1. <the clown wore a whacking big pair of shoes>



1853

First Known Use of whacking

1853



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