from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Very large; huge.
  • adv. Very; extremely.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of whack.
  • adj. Exceptionally large; whopping.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Very large; whapping.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Very large; lusty; whopping: as, a whacking fish or falsehood. Often used adverbially: as, a whacking big fish

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

  • adv. extremely
  • adj. (British informal) enormous
  • n. the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows


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  • I clumsily put on my new clothes, again whacking my limbs against the walls, and opened the door.

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  • I enjoy miniature golf on occasion, other than that no interest in whacking my balls across hundreds of acres just to drop them in a little hole, just to pull them back out!

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  • Republicans, for their part, say they have no incentive to compromise on the tax cuts, citing a mandate from voters to keep taxes low and to begin whacking at a federal budget bloated by spending on what the GOP views as Obama's failed economic policies.

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  • Then he sings, "If you're waking" -- he pronounces it "whacking" -- "call me early, mothair dear!" finishing up with a gay laugh, and a guttural ejaculation in Russian; at least, I fancy it is Russian.

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  • During two tape-recorded conversations in January, 2005, Massino got Basciano to say several times that he had floated the idea of whacking Andres a few weeks earlier when they met in prison after Basciano was added to a then-pending murder indictment against Massino.

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  • I also recall whacking to death at least one keyboard in my newspaper days.

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  • So even if in their heart of hearts, they might have thought Robert Blake talked about so-called whacking his wife, in the end, they did what the law told them they must do, and that ` s believe beyond a reasonable doubt that he did it.

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  • That came when Anthony Scaramucci, managing partner of hedge fund SkyBridge Capital, asked the President of the United States to stop "whacking" Wall Street folks.

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  • I think the progressive blogger community should have as one of its highest priorities "whacking" the mainstream media whenever they write stories about the "horserace," rather than the ideas being put forward by the candidates.

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