- to move along in a rapid, reckless, awkward way
- to move heavily and clumsily; flounder
- to boil vigorously, with noisy bubbling
Origin: Middle English walopen, to gallop from Norman French waloper (OFr galoper): see gallop
- to beat soundly; thrash
- to strike hard
- to defeat overwhelmingly
- Informal, Dialectal a heavy, clumsy movement of the body
- a hard blow
- the power to strike a hard blow
- effective force; vigor
- ☆ Informal a feeling of pleasurable excitement; thrill
- Brit., Slang beer
- walloper noun
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Informalverb wal·loped, wal·lop·ing, wal·lops verb, transitive
- To beat soundly; thrash.
- To strike with a hard blow.
- To defeat thoroughly.
- To move in a rolling, clumsy manner; waddle.
- To boil noisily. Used of a liquid.
- A hard or severe blow.
- a. The ability to strike a powerful blow: has a punch that delivers a wallop.b. The capacity to create a forceful effect: “Therein lies the novel's emotional wallop and moral message” (George F. Will).
Origin: Middle English walopen, to gallop, from Old North French *waloper; see wel-1 in Indo-European roots.
- walˈlop·er noun