whop·​ping | \ ˈ(h)wä-piŋ How to pronounce whopping (audio) \

Definition of whopping

: extremely large also : extraordinary, incredible

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 agreement with then-Oakbrook Terrace Mayor Tony Ragucci called for Dennis Colucci’s company, DSC Enterprises, to receive a whopping 14% of all revenue generated by Oakbrook Terrace’s red light cameras, according to the indictment. Jason Meisner, Chicago Tribune, 13 May 2022 And speaking of getting downfield: Harrell averaged a whopping 29.1 yards per catch in 2021 (18 for 523 yards). Paul Myerberg, USA TODAY, 30 Apr. 2022 The Steelers are, of course, led by quarterback Ben Roethlisberger who has been on a retirement/victory tour since beating the Browns for the second time this season by throwing for a whopping 123 yards. cleveland, 16 Jan. 2022 The Browns ran for a whopping 219 yards and averaged 8.8 yards per carry. Rob Reischel, Forbes, 26 Dec. 2021 Not to be outdone, the Jets take the crown for worst defense by allowing a whopping 414.2 yards an outing. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, 28 Nov. 2021 In that game, a 33-32 loss back on Oct. 9, Hall ran for 162 yards and a touchdown while averaging a whopping 11.5 yards per carry. Cameron Teague Robinson, The Courier-Journal, 12 Nov. 2021 In two games with those lineup changes, Utah has run for a whopping 731 yards, including 441 on Friday in a one-sided win at Stanford. Josh Newman, The Salt Lake Tribune, 8 Nov. 2021 After getting rolled by the Ravens, who ran for 187 yards and a whopping 4.9 yards per carry, will the Chargers have to sacrifice pass coverage to stop the leaking? Los Angeles Times, 19 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of whopping

circa 1625, in the meaning defined above

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“Whopping.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whopping. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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