walloping

adjective

wal·​lop·​ing ˈwä-lə-piŋ How to pronounce walloping (audio)
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: exceptionally fine or impressive : smashing

Examples of walloping in a Sentence

he needed help to mount such a walloping horse
Recent Examples on the Web If every decision had been for real money, the oldest adults would have walked away with a walloping 39 percent less cash than young adults. Elizabeth Preston, Discover Magazine, 4 Oct. 2013 Unlike more cumbersome models out there, the 1000 Pro packs a walloping dose of solar power into a lightweight portable design—the generator weighs 25.4 pounds and measures less than one cubic foot. Outside Online, 28 Nov. 2022 What makes Coco so emotionally walloping, though—and what qualifies it as a perfect Thanksgiving film—is the film’s quiet reminders of the joys and annoyances of being part of a generations-spanning family. WIRED, 20 Nov. 2018 Early in the first period, minutes before his career ended and his life forever changed, Normand Leveille took a walloping check along the sidewall at Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver. Kevin Paul Dupont, BostonGlobe.com, 22 Oct. 2022 Yet even for that song, after an undoubtedly exhausting hour and 40 minutes, Beavis pushed himself to the breaking point, extending the climax with not one, not five, but 13 walloping, finale-worthy slams. Piet Levy, Journal Sentinel, 4 Sep. 2022 New York opened legalized online sports betting in January and a record $5.28 billion was bet in the first three months of business, generating a walloping $167.392 million in state taxes. Lance Pugmire, USA TODAY, 4 May 2022 Los Angeles — Even after two men were found dead in his California apartment, Ed Buck did not stop injecting gay men with walloping doses of methamphetamine. CBS News, 14 Apr. 2022 The result is a gathering of compact objects that pack a walloping collective punch. San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 Mar. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1823, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of walloping was in 1823

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“Walloping.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/walloping. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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