And following that walloping success, QVC did it all again Wednesday night.
As Washington chewed over the Paul Ryan-Patty Murray budget deal, the Treasury Department announced a walloping drop in red ink.
late 14c., "to gallop," possibly from Old North French *waloper (13c.), probably from Frankish *walalaupan "to run well" (cf. Old High German wela "well" and Old Low Franconian loupon "to run, leap"). The meaning "to thrash" (1820) and the noun meaning "heavy blow" (1823) may be separate developments, of imitative origin. Related: Walloped; walloping.
[1823+; fr British dialect, ''beat, thrash,'' apparently fr Old Norman French walop, ''gallop'']