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whopping

[hwop-ing, wop-] /ˈʰwɒp ɪŋ, ˈwɒp-/
adjective, Informal.
1.
very large of its kind; thumping:
We caught four whopping trout.
adverb
2.
extremely; exceedingly:
a whopping big lie.
Also, whapping.
Origin
1615-1625
1615-25; whop + -ing2

whop

[hwop, wop] /ʰwɒp, wɒp/
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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British Dictionary definitions for whopping

whopping

/ˈwɒpɪŋ/
adjective
1.
(informal) uncommonly large

whop

/wɒp/
verb whops, whopping, whopped
1.
(transitive) to strike, beat, or thrash
2.
(transitive) to defeat utterly
3.
(intransitive) to drop or fall
noun
4.
a heavy blow or the sound made by such a blow
Word Origin
C14: variant of wap, perhaps of imitative origin
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Word Origin and History for whopping

whop

v.

"to beat, strike," mid-15c., of imitative origin; cf. Welsh chwap "a stroke," also of imitative origin; cf. also wap.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for whopping

whopping

adjective

Huge; very impressive: It was a whopping idea she had (1706+)


whop

noun
  1. : Give a good whop this time (1440+)
  2. A try or chance; crack, pop, shot: politicians, judges, people from out of town, $50 to $100 a whop (1980s+)
verb

To hit; whack (1575+)

[echoic]


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