whop·​ping ˈ(h)wä-piŋ How to pronounce whopping (audio)
: extremely large

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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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1625, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 24 May. 2024.

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whop·​ping ˈhwäp-iŋ How to pronounce whopping (audio)
: extremely large
got a whopping increase in his allowance
also : incredible
a whopping success

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