Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who wallops.
  • n. A cudgel, a shillelagh.
  • n. A policeman, a male police officer.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A pot-walloper.
  • n. One who or that which wallops.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a very hard hitter
  • n. a winner by a wide margin
  • n. a gross untruth; a blatant lie

Etymologies

From wallop +‎ -er. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Every clodhopper an 'cow-walloper these days is an able seaman.

    CHAPTER II

  • He soon found work as a "pot walloper," or dishwasher, at a restaurant on the Hudson River piers in New York.

    Fast Food That Won the West

  • The conductor blinked uncertainly; J.B. tended to have that effect on folk, and the four of us were sufficiently large and ugly to daunt the stoutest ticket-walloper.

    THE NUMBERS

  • There was an embarrassed staff-walloper on the platform at Chicago to convoy our hero to General Sheridan forth-with, and from little Phil we learned that Sherman had sent word that the Sioux expedition was definitely to proceed without Custer.

    Isabelle

  • So when the poultice-walloper shook his head over Oliver, and glanced towards me, lying there all blood-spattered and pathetic, I was ready with a feeble gesture to keep him at a distance - the last thing I wanted was the little bugger poking at me and exclaiming:

    THE NUMBERS

  • Franz-Josef glowered at the doctor and said it would be unwise to move me, surely, and the poultice-walloper agreed that it would be nothing short of bloody reckless.

    Watershed

  • Perfectly calmly, reasonably, and without visible emotion, they were rehearsing a formula which even I, ignorant staff-walloper that I was, could see was one for disaster.

    The Sky Writer

  • 'The lads in the Old Dozen tell me they've got a God-walloper,' Green said, gesturing at the soldiers guarding Sharpe, 'and he can do the splicing tomorrow.

    Sharpe's Tiger

  • I say, Flashy, have you seen the cabbage-walloper — Prince Waldemar?

    Flashman and the Mountain of Light

  • After some thought, she nodded and said that was a wise and fitting suggestion — in the event, it was anything but, for the Hindi-wallah she fixed on as her special pet turned out to be not the highcaste gent he pretended, but the son of a puggle-walloper in Agra jail; if that wasn't enough, he spread her secret Indian papers all over the bazaars, and drove the Viceroy out of his halfwits.

    Flashman and the Mountain of Light

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