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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In addition, a whopping two-thirds of the officers in Troop F are eligible for retirement. Matt Rocheleau, BostonGlobe.com, "Baker’s plan to cut State Police OT spending faces major hurdles," 11 July 2018 Legendary architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s famous Ennis House — which has appeared in numerous films and television shows, including Blade Runner, Rush Hour and Buffy the Vampire Slayer — is currently for sale for a whopping $23 million. Maria Pasquini, PEOPLE.com, "Famous Blade Runner House Listed for $23 Million: See the Photos!," 12 July 2018 The governor’s reelection campaign on Monday reserved a whopping $4.3 million in television time for August through Election Day in November, according to a report detailing the effort that was obtained by the Globe. Joshua Miller, BostonGlobe.com, "Charlie Baker reserves millions in television airtime for campaign," 10 July 2018 Two years ago it was listed at a whopping $8 million. Taylor Jade Powell, Cincinnati.com, "3 headlines: Cincy's most expensive home, Chucky the groundhog and zoo animals keep cool," 3 July 2018 The Food and Drug Administration reports a whopping 16% of high school students currently use them, more than any other tobacco product, and that figure is up from just 1.5% in 2011. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "Yet Another Person Has Been Injured From an Exploding E-Cigarette," 14 June 2016 To survive whopping Illinois property taxes, let’s all just knock out the toilets in our own homes and set up port-a-potties in our backyards. John Kass, chicagotribune.com, "For Mayor Globe-trotter, it's the money that matters," 13 July 2018 Nominal real-estate investment was 10% percent higher in the first five months of 2018, including a whopping 69% rise in land investment. Nathaniel Taplin, WSJ, "China’s Land Grab Could End Badly," 13 July 2018 Fresh off the season 10 finale, RuPaul’s Drag Race scored a whopping twelve Emmy nominations today (July 12). Henry Youtt, Billboard, "'RuPaul's Drag Race' Snags 12 Emmy Nominations," 12 July 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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