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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.
Recent Examples on the Web The total prize pool for the tournament was a whopping $23 million. Coleman Hamstead, Washington Post, "‘Nobody talks about it because everyone is on it’: Adderall presents esports with an enigma," 13 Feb. 2020 Her campaign brought in a whopping $24.6 million between July and September, topping Buttigieg and Biden, and closely following Sanders, who raked in $25.2 million. Cheyenne Haslett, ABC News, "Elizabeth Warren campaign shifts ad spending after struggle in New Hampshire primary," 12 Feb. 2020 Since 2017, Tokyo has had a massive Gundam statue in its Odaiba neighborhood, coming in at almost a whopping 65 feet. Courtney Linder, Popular Mechanics, "We Must Reckon with Japan's 60-Foot-Tall Gundam Robot," 29 Jan. 2020 The three-story brick Victorian mansion is a whopping 6,000 square feet and includes a two-story carriage house. Isabel Garcia, House Beautiful, "This 10-Bedroom New York Mansion Could Be Yours for $50k If You Have the Best Plan to Restore It," 16 Dec. 2019 That title belongs to Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina, which comes in at a whopping 175,856 square feet. Maria Pasquini, PEOPLE.com, "The Biggest Home Ever Built in the Hollywood Hills Sells for $35.5 Million — See Inside!," 13 Dec. 2019 Over the weekend, the northern Rockies experienced a massive late September snowstorm that dropped a whopping four feet of snow in some places. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "Record-Breaking Storm Dumps Four Feet of Snow on Parts of Montana," 1 Oct. 2019 Now, WeWork is taking on buildings in excess of 200,000—the Waterloo office, for example, is a whopping 280,000 square feet. Ben Edwards, Fortune, "WeWork Is London’s Largest Tenant. Now, the City May Pose Its First Major Test," 22 Sep. 2019 The digs are a whopping 3,000 square feet, but the three bedrooms aren't enough for J. Lo's kids, Max and Emma (both 10), and A. Rod's kids, Natasha, 14, and Ella, 10. Katherine J. Igoe, Marie Claire, "The Surprising, Sweet Reason Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez Are Selling Their Apartment," 16 Jan. 2019

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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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“Whopping.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whopping. Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of whopping

informal : very large, impressive, etc.

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