whopping

[hwop-ing, wop-]
Also, whapping.


Origin:
1615–25; whop + -ing2

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whop

[hwop, wop] Informal.
verb (used with object), whopped, whopping.
1.
to strike forcibly.
2.
to defeat soundly, as in a contest.
3.
to put or pull violently; whip: to whop out a book.
verb (used without object), whopped, whopping.
4.
to plump suddenly down; flop.
noun
5.
a forcible blow.
6.
the sound made by it.
7.
a bump; heavy fall.
Also, whap, wap.


Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English, variant of wap

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whop, informal (less commonly) wop or informal (less commonly) whap (wɒp)
 
vb , whops, whopping, whopped
1.  (tr) to strike, beat, or thrash
2.  (tr) to defeat utterly
3.  (intr) to drop or fall
 
n
4.  a heavy blow or the sound made by such a blow
 
[C14: variant of wap, perhaps of imitative origin]
 
wop, informal (less commonly) wop or informal (less commonly) whap
 
vb
 
n
 
[C14: variant of wap, perhaps of imitative origin]
 
whap, informal (less commonly) wop or informal (less commonly) whap
 
vb
 
n
 
[C14: variant of wap, perhaps of imitative origin]

whopping (ˈwɒpɪŋ)
 
adj
informal uncommonly large

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whop
"to beat, strike," c.1440, of imitative origin; cf. Welsh chwap "a stroke," also of imitative origin; cf. also wap.
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Slang Dictionary

whopping (great) definition


  1. mod.
    enormous. : What a whopping fool he is!
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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Example sentences
Brazen, unabashed, flat out defense of the whopping profits this industry has
  been showing.
My only debt is student loan debt and it's whopping, by my standards.
But the whopping fish, which was as big a grizzly bear, didn't survive.
Antimatter is composed of electrons and protons, the raw materials of atoms,
  but with a whopping difference-the electrical charge.
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