(third-person singular simple present wallops, present participle wallopping, simple past and past participle wallopped)
- (intransitive) To rush hastily
- (intransitive) To flounder, wallow
- To boil with a continued bubbling or heaving and rolling, with noise.
- To strike heavily, thrash soundly.
- To trounce, beat by a wide margin.
- To wrap up temporarily.
- To move in a rolling, cumbersome manner; to waddle.
- To be slatternly.
From Middle English wallopen (“gallop"), from Anglo-Norman, from Old Northern French walop (“gallop (noun)") and waloper (“to gallop (verb)") (compare Old French galoper, whence modern French galoper), from Frankish *wala hlaupan (“to run well") from *wala (“well") + *hlaupan (“to run"), from Proto-Germanic *hlaupanÄ… (“to run, leap, spring"), from Proto-Indo-European *klaup-, *klaub- (“to spring, stumble"). Possibly also derived from a deverbal of Frankish *walhlaup (“battle run") from *wal (“battlefield") from a Proto-Germanic word meaning "dead, victim, slain" from Proto-Indo-European *wel- (“death in battle, killed in battle") + *hlaup (“course, track") from *hlaupan (“to run"). Compare the doublet gallop.
(third-person singular simple present wallops, present participle walloping, simple past and past participle walloped)
- (Internet) To write a message to all operators on an Internet Relay Chat server.
From the acronym: write [to] all operators