Origin of whoppingfrom whop + -ing
The definition of whopping is something extremely large.
An example of whopping is a baby weighing twelve pounds at birth.
Exceptionally large: “yet another whopping pay raise” ( Lee Atwater )
Used as an intensive: a whopping good joke.
Origin of whoppingPresent participle of whop
- Present participle of whop.
- It was, of course, 'Love Is All Around', a song of such delicate simplicity that it won the hearts of their followers and resulted in it dominating the number 1 spot for a whopping 15 weeks, topped only by Bryan Adams' 'Everything I Do'.
- The first single, A Moment Like This (which was a cover of a Kelly Clarkson song), holds the world record for fastest selling single - after its release, it was downloaded a whopping 50,000 times in a mere 30 minutes.
- Chewing tobacco contains a whopping 28 carcinogens (cancer causing agents) and furthermore, it's actually been declared by the Surgeon General that chewing tobacco is not a safe substitute for real cigarettes.
- MSNBC Scoop reports that K-Fed pulls in a whopping $200,000 for party appearances - not unlike Paris Hilton, who recently claimed that when we see her dancing on tabletops, we have to realize she's working.
- It measured a whopping 7.8 on the Richter Scale, and although early estimates put deaths at somewhere close to the 500 mark, today it's widely believed that close to 6,000 people perished in quake.