whopping

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciationshwɒpɪŋ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈhwɑpɪŋ, ˈwɑp-/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(hwoping, wop-)

From the verb whop: (⇒ conjugate)
whopping is: Click the infinitive to see all available inflections
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
whop•ping /ˈhwɑpɪŋ, ˈwɑp-/USA pronunciation   adj. [Informal.]
  1. Informal Termsvery large;
    unusually large:a whopping inflation rate.

adv. 
  1. Informal Termsextremely;
    greatly;
    exceedingly:a whopping big lie.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
whop•ping  (hwoping, wop-),USA pronunciation adj. [Informal.]
  1. Informal Termsvery large of its kind;
    thumping:We caught four whopping trout.

adv. 
  1. Informal Termsextremely;
    exceedingly:a whopping big lie.
Also,  whapping. 
  • whop + -ing2 1615–25

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
whopping /ˈwɒpɪŋ/ adj
  1. informal uncommonly large
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
whop  (hwop, wop),USA pronunciation v.,  whopped, whop•ping, n. [Informal.]
v.t. 
  1. to strike forcibly.
  2. to defeat soundly, as in a contest.
  3. to put or pull violently;
    whip:to whop out a book.

v.i. 
  1. to plump suddenly down;
    flop.

n. 
  1. a forcible blow.
  2. the sound made by it.
  3. a bump;
    heavy fall.
Also,  whap, wap. 
  • Middle English, variant of wap 1350–1400

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
whop, wop, (less commonly)whap /wɒp/ informal vb (whops, whopping, whopped)
  1. (transitive) to strike, beat, or thrash
  2. (transitive) to defeat utterly
  3. (intransitive) to drop or fall
n
  1. a heavy blow or the sound made by such a blow
Etymology: 14th Century: variant of wap, perhaps of imitative origin
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