whop·​ping | \ˈhwä-piŋ, 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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Nearly One in Two Hasn't Heard of It) Let this sink in for a second: a whopping 41 percent of men told us they've never heard of the Me Too movement. Benjy Hansen-bundy, Glamour, "What 1,147 Men Really Think About #MeToo," 30 May 2018 The Badgers suffered 13 turnovers against four steals by the Lions, but controlled the boards by a whopping 36-22 margin in rebounding. Spring Hill College Athletics, AL.com, "Spring Hill men fight through Paine, 86-62," 12 Feb. 2018 In total, initial public offerings in the second quarter raised a whopping $13.1 billion. Polina Marinova, Fortune, "Term Sheet -- Monday, July 2," 2 July 2018 Mademoiselle Coco Chanel’s label earned a whopping $9.62 billion in 2017, an 11% increase from the previous year. refinery29.com, "Chanel Is Selling The Dream — & According To Their Numbers, We’re Buying It," 22 June 2018 In 2016, the then-seven-year-old ride-sharing giant burned a whopping $2.8 billion, and a report published in March showed Uber had spent a staggering $10.7 billion over the past nine years—far more than any other tech company. Maya Kosoff, The Hive, "Uber Pawns the Silverware to Turn a Profit," 24 May 2018 The YouGov poll that had sparked the most turmoil had missed the final mark by a whopping 12 points. Cam Simpson, Bloomberg.com, "Brexit’s Big Short: How Pollsters Helped Hedge Funds Beat the Crash," 25 June 2018 Curbelo’s district backed Democrat Hillary Clinton by a whopping 16 percentage points in the 2016 presidential race over Trump, who has fanned immigrants’ resentment by repeatedly linking them to crime and job losses. Washington Post, "Pushed by voters, GOP moderates rebel on immigration," 4 June 2018 Along with Ovechkin's quiet night, Evgeny Kuznetsov — who scored a whopping 24 points in the first three rounds — also had just one assist. Fox News, "Vegas Golden Knights score 6 goals to get past Washington Capitals in Stanley Cup Final opener," 29 May 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

: very large, impressive, etc.

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