whopping

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A model of a blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) in the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, New York, USA. The blue whale is the largest animal known to have ever existed, and to date the heaviest weight of one such creature has been recorded at a whopping 173 tonnes.

whop (verb) +‎ -ing.

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whopping (not comparable)

  1. (colloquial) Exceptionally great or large.
    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], archived from the original on 5 June 2017:
      Defence spending, as promised last week, is headed for a $54bn boost. Now Mr [Donald] Trump has revealed the size of his planned infrastructure programme, and it's a whopping $1 trillion.

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whopping (not comparable)

  1. (colloquial) Exceedingly, extremely, very.

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whopping

  1. present participle of whop.

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whopping (plural whoppings)

  1. A beating.
    • 2013 April, Frederic H. Finnis, chapter 1, in Turning Back the Pages 1993–1923, Victoria, B.C.: FriesenPress, ISBN 978-1-4602-1633-0, page 6:
      At least this taught me to hate violence which to me translated into thick ears or sound whoppings on the behind.

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