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Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Middle English wallopen 'gallop', from Old North French walop (noun) and waloper (verb) 'gallop'

Noun

Singular
wallop

Plural
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  1. a heavy blow, punch.
  2. a person's ability to throw such punches
  3. emotional impact, psychological force
  4. a thrill, emotionally excited reaction
  5. (slang) beer
    1949: 1984, George Orwell
    "You're a gent," said the other, straightening his shoulders again. He appeared not to have noticed Winston's blue overalls. "Pint!" he added aggressively to the barman. "Pint of wallop."

Verb

Infinitive
to wallop

Third person singular
wallop

Simple past
ed

Past participle
-

Present participle
p

to wallop (third-person singular simple present wallop, present participle p, simple past and past participle ed)
  1. (intransitive) to rush hastily
  2. (intransitive) to flaunder, wallow
  3. (intransitive) to boil noisily
  4. (transitive) to strike heavily, trash soundly.
  5. (transitive) to trounce, beat by wide.

Derived terms

Etymology 2

From the acronym: write [to] all operators

Verb

Infinitive
to wallop

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to wallop (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (Internet) write a message to all operators on an Internet Relay Chat server.

References

  • Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967

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