whacking

adjective
whack·​ing | \ ˈ(h)wa-kiŋ How to pronounce whacking (audio) \

Definition of whacking

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: very large : whopping

whacking

adverb

Definition of whacking (Entry 2 of 2)

: very a whacking good story

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Synonyms & Antonyms for whacking

Synonyms: Adjective

Synonyms: Adverb

Antonyms: Adjective

Antonyms: Adverb

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Examples of whacking in a Sentence

Adjective harvested a whacking number of zucchini from the garden Adverb the clown wore a whacking big pair of shoes

First Known Use of whacking

Adjective

1806, in the meaning defined above

Adverb

1853, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of whacking was in 1806

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Last Updated

27 Jan 2020

Cite this Entry

“Whacking.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whacking. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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whacking

adjective
How to pronounce whacking (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of whacking

British, informal : very large

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