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ˈwɒl əpwal·lop

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. impact, wallopnoun

    a forceful consequence; a strong effect

    "the book had an important impact on my thinking"; "the book packs a wallop"

  2. wallopverb

    a severe blow

  3. whack, wham, whop, wallopverb

    hit hard

    "The teacher whacked the boy"

  4. wallopverb

    defeat soundly and utterly

    "We'll wallop them!"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wallopverb

    to move quickly, but with great effort; to gallop

    Etymology: [Probably fr. AS. weallan to spring up, to boil or bubble. 147. See Well, n. & v. i.]

  2. Wallopnoun

    a quick, rolling movement; a gallop

    Etymology: [Probably fr. AS. weallan to spring up, to boil or bubble. 147. See Well, n. & v. i.]

  3. Wallopverb

    to boil with a continued bubbling or heaving and rolling, with noise

    Etymology: [Probably fr. AS. weallan to spring up, to boil or bubble. 147. See Well, n. & v. i.]

  4. Wallopverb

    to move in a rolling, cumbersome manner; to waddle

    Etymology: [Probably fr. AS. weallan to spring up, to boil or bubble. 147. See Well, n. & v. i.]

  5. Wallopverb

    to be slatternly

    Etymology: [Probably fr. AS. weallan to spring up, to boil or bubble. 147. See Well, n. & v. i.]

  6. Wallopverb

    to beat soundly; to flog; to whip

    Etymology: [Probably fr. AS. weallan to spring up, to boil or bubble. 147. See Well, n. & v. i.]

  7. Wallopverb

    to wrap up temporarily

    Etymology: [Probably fr. AS. weallan to spring up, to boil or bubble. 147. See Well, n. & v. i.]

  8. Wallopverb

    to throw or tumble over

    Etymology: [Probably fr. AS. weallan to spring up, to boil or bubble. 147. See Well, n. & v. i.]

  9. Wallopnoun

    a thick piece of fat

    Etymology: [Probably fr. AS. weallan to spring up, to boil or bubble. 147. See Well, n. & v. i.]

  10. Wallopnoun

    a blow

    Etymology: [Probably fr. AS. weallan to spring up, to boil or bubble. 147. See Well, n. & v. i.]

Freebase

  1. Wallop

    Wallop was originally designed as an Internet social network service from Microsoft Research. As a startup, the company behind Wallop was backed by $13 million from Microsoft and venture capitalists including Norwest Venture Partners, Bay Partners and Consor Capital. While the Wallop team was working on launching their website, however, the expansion to platforms of other social networks and their opening up of APIs led to Wallop's changing directions. Instead of trying to compete with these already established social networking providers, the company scrapped their Beta application and, as stated in their website, "Wallop retooled their product and focused on developing cutting-edge applications for leading social networking platforms like Facebook, and Bebo". As of 2008, the company left its social networking service model and went into creating applications for other social networking sites instead.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Wallop

    wol′op, v.i. (dial.) to boil and bubble: to move clumsily, to waddle about, to kick about as one does for a little when hung up by the neck—also n. [O. Fr. galoper, to boil, gallop—Old Flem. walop, a gallop; perh. traceable to Old. Flem. wallen (A.S. weallan), to boil.]

  2. Wallop

    wol′op, v.t. (slang) to beat, flog.—n. a blow.—ns. Wall′oper, one that wallops; Wall′oping, a thrashing.—adj. (slang) great, bouncing. [Orig. dubious; most prob. a particular use of preceding word.]

Etymology and Origins

  1. Wallop

    In the year 1514 the French fleet ravaged the coast of Sussex, and burned Brighthelmstone, now Brighton, whereupon Sir John Wallop, one of the best naval commanders of his time, was sent by Henry VIII. to make reprisals. In this he succeeded only too well; he burned twenty-one French coasting villages, demolished several harbours, and thrashed the enemy to his heart’s content. His men, however, proud of the achievement, declared that they had Walloped the French; and thus it was that a new synonym for “thrash” came to be incorporated into the English language.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wallop in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wallop in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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