wal·​lop·​ing | \ ˈwä-lə-piŋ How to pronounce walloping (audio) \

Definition of walloping

2 : exceptionally fine or impressive : smashing

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Examples of walloping in a Sentence

he needed help to mount such a walloping horse
Recent Examples on the Web However, Kong is more comfortable on land, faster and more agile, can use his strong legs to jump, and possesses much stronger arms than Godzilla – Kong probably packs a walloping punch. Kiersten Formoso, The Conversation, 29 Mar. 2021 Seconds later things settled down-as a walloping positive G-force set in. James Joseph, Popular Mechanics, 31 Dec. 2020 Covington’s parking meters are doing a walloping business and Mayor Ernest Cooper and members of the city council took due notice of the fact at Tuesday night’s regular meeting. NOLA.com, 17 Nov. 2020 Salt Lake City International Airport is still suffering a walloping 65% decrease in passengers as the pandemic continues. Lee Davidson, The Salt Lake Tribune, 30 Sep. 2020 Three-time runner-up France has been on a downward slope after years of mediocrity, punctuated by a home loss to Fiji, a walloping 44-8 defeat away to England and one top-three finish in the Six Nations since losing the World Cup final in 2011. San Diego Union-Tribune, 18 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of walloping

1823, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Walloping.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/walloping. Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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