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- (US, slang) An indication of astonishment or admiration.
1908 July 17, Rice, Thomas S., “Nationals Swat at Lively Clip Until New Orleans Steps Into Breach.”, in The Washington Times, Washington D.C., archived from the original on 2016-11-07, page 10:
- Zowie, what a walloping those Browns got in New York yesterday! A few more like that and the blow-up in Washington, then watch the anvil chorus in St. Louis.