whop·​ping | \ ˈhwä-piŋ How to pronounce whopping (audio) , ˈwä-\

Definition of whopping

: extremely large also : extraordinary, incredible

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Examples of whopping in a Sentence

The play was a whopping success. The car sped by at a whopping 110 miles per hour.

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In 2014, Cooper made a whopping $46 million, per Forbes, thanks to roles in Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle, and Guardians of the Galaxy. Amy Mackelden, Harper's BAZAAR, "Bradley Cooper's Net Worth Will Make Your Jaw Drop," 31 Mar. 2019 As if running around the world completing near-impossible tasks in hopes of winning a whopping $1 million wasn't thrilling enough, The Amazing Race is seriously upping the game for the Season 31. Jennifer Aldrich, Country Living, "'The Amazing Race' Cast Will Include Competitors From 'Big Brother' and 'Survivor'," 14 Apr. 2019 Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile, reportedly for a whopping $9 million as reported by Deadline. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "When Is Netflix's Ted Bundy Movie Coming Out? It's a Controversial Film," 29 Mar. 2019 Well, reports very, but Celebrity Net Worth estimates Jeffree is worth a whopping $75 million. Kelsey Stiegman, Seventeen, "Jeffree Star's Net Worth Is Truly Mind-Blowing," 28 Mar. 2019 Once the four-times-a-week flights kick off next fall, Singapore Airlines will offer 57 flights a week from the U.S. to Singapore—a whopping 43 percent increase in flight frequency compared to September of this year. Katherine Lagrave, Condé Nast Traveler, "Singapore Airlines to Fly Nonstop to Seattle," 1 Nov. 2018 Studies have shown that add-on effects can put that number in the neighborhood of 15 percent for storms like hurricanes, and one study estimated a whopping 38 percent increase for Hurricane Harvey, for example. Scott K. Johnson, Ars Technica, "A quick simulation of Hurricane Florence done without climate change," 13 Sep. 2018 Cincinnati City Council approved a whopping seven tax or fee increases on Wednesday. Jason Williams, Cincinnati.com, "PX column: What's up with the barrage of tax hikes in Cincinnati and Hamilton County?," 28 June 2018 Over the past decade, Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties have seen a whopping increase of almost 29 percent in the share of commuters who travel at least 90 minutes to get to work. Rob Wile, miamiherald, "Feeling traffic trauma? Miami commutes are longer than ever for more people than ever | Miami Herald," 26 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of whopping

circa 1625, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of whopping was circa 1625

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English Language Learners Definition of whopping

informal : very large, impressive, etc.

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