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thumping

[thuhm-ping] /ˈθʌm pɪŋ/
adjective
1.
of, like, or pertaining to a thump.
2.
strikingly great, immense, exceptional, or impressive; resounding:
a thumping victory at the polls.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; thump + -ing2
Related forms
thumpingly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for thumpingly

thumping

/ˈθʌmpɪŋ/
adjective
1.
(prenominal) (slang) huge or excessive: a thumping loss
Derived Forms
thumpingly, adverb
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Contemporary definitions for thumpingly
adjective, adverb

We plan to have a thumping good vacation.

Word Origin

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Word Origin and History for thumpingly

thumping

adj.

"exceptionally large," colloquial, 1570s, present participle adjective from thump (v.).

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Slang definitions & phrases for thumpingly

thumbsucker

noun

A newspaper or magazine article with pretensions of gravity and authority: appeared in the Whole Earth Review in a misty-eyed thumbsucker by Kevin Kelley/ story known in the trade as a thumb-sucker, the desperate resort of editorial writers everywhere (1974+ Journalists)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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