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

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 All Access into Paramount+, owner ViacomCBS is letting consumers sign up for a year of the platform for a whopping 50 percent off the usual price tag. Josef Adalian, Vulture, "The Streaming Price Wars Have Begun," 11 Feb. 2021 The number of new December leases signed in Manhattan was up 36 percent compared to November and a whopping 93.6 percent from a year ago. Jeff Andrews, Curbed, "It Looks Like the Rich Aren’t Abandoning New York After All," 20 Jan. 2021 For the game, Oklahoma City hit almost 49 percent of their shots from the field (43 of 88) and a whopping 54.8 percent of their shots from distance (17 of 31). Tom Orsborn, ExpressNews.com, "Spurs fall, but rookie Devin Vassell shines in debut," 12 Dec. 2020 Along with firmer dampers, the anti-roll bars are stiffer and spring rates have been dialed up a whopping 26 percent in front and 71 percent in the rear versus the standard Elantra. Scott Oldham, Car and Driver, "2021 Hyundai Elantra N Line Balances Performance and Value," 4 Dec. 2020 In fact, notebook PC sales are expected to grow by a whopping 26.4 percent during the fourth quarter, according to a Tuesday report by IDC. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Notebook PC sales balloon, with 26-percent growth expected in Q4," 2 Dec. 2020 Before the pandemic, the cruise industry was the fastest growing sector of the travel industry, with demand increasing a whopping 20.5 percent from 2013 to 2018, according to a 2018 report by the Cruise Lines International Association. Megan Spurrell, Condé Nast Traveler, "How Can Cruise Lines Attract New Cruisers in 2021?," 2 Dec. 2020 The sale includes favorites like Sunday Riley, Allies of Skin, Urban Skin Rx, and iS Clinical, plus secret daily deals for a whopping 50 percent off. Alexis Rhiannon, Allure, "Here Are the Best Skin-Care Deals for Black Friday," 27 Nov. 2020 In 2017, Jones earned a whopping 68 percent of the vote in Jefferson, in a year where turnout was very low. Jones also won Montgomery on Tuesday, part of the traditionally Democratic Black Belt and the fourth largest county in Alabama. Ramsey Archibald | Rarchibald@al.com, al, "Tuberville flipped most of the urban counties in Alabama back to the GOP," 4 Nov. 2020

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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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5 Mar 2021

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“Whopping.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whopping. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of whopping

informal : very large, impressive, etc.

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