whopping

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Adjective[edit]

whopping (not comparable)

  1. (colloquial) exceptionally large or great
    It weighed a whopping 700 pounds, when it was full.
    • 2017 March 1, Anthony Zurcher, “Trump addresses Congress: A kinder, gentler president”, in BBC News[1]:
      Defence spending, as promised last week, is headed for a $54bn boost. Now Mr Trump has revealed the size of his planned infrastructure programme, and it's a whopping $1 trillion.

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Verb[edit]

whopping

  1. present participle of whop

Noun[edit]

whopping (plural whoppings)

  1. A beating.
    • (Can we date this quote?) Frederic H. Finnis, Turning Back the Pages 1993-1923 (page 6)
      At least this taught me to hate violence which to me translated into thick ears or sound whoppings on the behind.