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wallop

verb wal·lop \ ˈwä-ləp \
Updated on: 18 Nov 2017

Definition of wallop

intransitive verb
1 :to boil noisily
2 a :to move with reckless or disorganized haste :advance in a headlong rush
transitive verb
1 a :to thrash soundly :lambaste
b :to beat by a wide margin :trounce
2 :to hit with force :sock

walloper

noun

Examples of wallop in a Sentence

  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

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Origin and Etymology of wallop

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


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wallop

noun

Definition of wallop

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 a :emotional, sensory, or psychological force or influence :impact
  • a novel that packs a wallop
b :an exciting emotional response :thrill
3 British :beer

Examples of wallop in a Sentence

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

  2. gave the ball a good wallop with the bat

Recent Examples of wallop from the Web

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First Known Use of wallop

circa 1823



WALLOP Defined for English Language Learners

wallop

verb

Definition of wallop for English Language Learners

  • : to hit (someone or something) very hard


WALLOP Defined for Kids

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wallop

verb wal·lop \ ˈwä-ləp \

Definition of wallop for Students

walloped; walloping
:to hit hard

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wallop

noun

Definition of wallop for Students

:a hard blow


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