American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To beat soundly; thrash.
- v. To strike with a hard blow.
- v. To defeat thoroughly.
- v. To move in a rolling, clumsy manner; waddle.
- v. To boil noisily. Used of a liquid.
- n. A hard or severe blow.
- n. The ability to strike a powerful blow: has a punch that delivers a wallop.
- n. The capacity to create a forceful effect: "Therein lies the novel's emotional wallop and moral message” ( George F. Will).
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To boil with a continued bubbling or heaving and rolling of the liquor, accompanied with noise.
- To move quickly with great but somewhat clumsy effort; gallop. See gallop.
- n. A quick motion with much agitation or effort; a gallop.
- To castigate; beat soundly; drub; thrash.
- To tumble over; dash down.
- n. A severe blow.
- n. A heavy blow, punch.
- n. A person's ability to throw such punches.
- n. An emotional impact, psychological force.
- n. A thrill, emotionally excited reaction.
- n. slang anything produced by a process that involves boiling; Beer, tea, whitewash.
- n. archaic A thick piece of fat.
- v. intransitive To rush hastily
- v. intransitive To flounder, wallow
- v. intransitive To boil noisily
- v. transitive To strike heavily, thrash soundly.
- v. transitive To trounce, beat by wide.
- v. Internet To write a message to all operators on an Internet Relay Chat server.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. Prov. Eng. & Scot. To move quickly, but with great effort; to gallop.
- n. Prov. Eng. & Scot. A quick, rolling movement; a gallop.
- v. Prov. Eng. To boil with a continued bubbling or heaving and rolling, with noise.
- v. Prov. Eng. To move in a rolling, cumbersome manner; to waddle.
- v. Prov. Eng. To be slatternly.
- v. Prov. Eng., Scot., & Colloq. U. S. To beat soundly; to flog; to whip.
- v. Prov. Eng. To wrap up temporarily.
- v. Prov. Eng. To throw or tumble over.
- n. A thick piece of fat.
- n. Prov. Eng., Scot., & Colloq. U. S. A blow.
- v. hit hard
- n. a severe blow
- n. a forceful consequence; a strong effect
- v. defeat soundly and utterly
- From the acronym: write [to] all operators (Wiktionary)
- Middle English walopen, to gallop, from Old North French *waloper; see wel-1 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Lidia theorizes that pasta alla puttanesca soared to popularity here in the 1970s because authentic Italian ingredients such as cured olives and cured capers were just becoming available, so the dish delivered what she calls a "wallop of flavor" that keeps people making it right up to today.”
“The eggs and cheese pack a protein wallop, while the brown rice adds whole grains.”
“Johnny's "wallop" was quite enough; more than enough, as the slender one might learn to his sorrow.”
“Well," she said, "I'm afraid that Joe will 'wallop' you some day if you worry him about his food, for even a gentle dog will sometimes snap at any one who disturbs him at his meals; so you had better not try his patience too far.”
“School of Osteopathy, which recommends to "wallop" and "wallop" very freely the empty headed schools and theories that have no more sense than to torture a sick person and do so to disguise their ignorance of the cause of her disease, which is shown by the spasmodic effect that has been named by a little book of guess work, generally called and universally known as symptomatology.”
“In consequence of the energetic and summary way in which he carried out his system of retaliation, those who have imitated him have been said to "wallop" the enemy.”
“He'll "wallop" the sitting Democrat, he told a crowd of Republicans on Tuesday before he breezed past questions about J.J. Ament, who's also running for treasurer as a Republican.”
“The chest thumping "Colossal" had the kind of wallop that Tony Iommi built his legend upon and Stockdale is every bit as thunderous, plus the guy has vocal prowess for miles.”
“Zee Avi is a celebrated singer/songwriter from Malaysia who packs an emotional wallop with her retro cool indie-rock folkiness making that a word, by the way.”
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