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WHACKING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does whacking mean? 

WHACKING (noun)
  The noun WHACKING has 1 sense:

1. the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows

  Familiarity information: WHACKING used as a noun is very rare.


WHACKING (adjective)
  The adjective WHACKING has 1 sense:

1. (British informal) enormous

  Familiarity information: WHACKING used as an adjective is very rare.


WHACKING (adverb)
  The adverb WHACKING has 1 sense:

1. extremely

  Familiarity information: WHACKING used as an adverb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


WHACKING (noun)


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Meaning:

The act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

whacking; beating; drubbing; licking; thrashing; trouncing; lacing

Hypernyms ("whacking" is a kind of...):

corporal punishment (the infliction of physical injury on someone convicted of committing a crime)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "whacking"):

flagellation; flogging; lashing; tanning; whipping (beating with a whip or strap or rope as a form of punishment)


WHACKING (adjective)


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Meaning:

(British informal) enormous

Context examples:

a whacking phone bill / a whacking lie

Similar:

big; large (above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent)

Domain region:

Britain; GB; Great Britain; U.K.; UK; United Kingdom; United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland)

Domain usage:

colloquialism (a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech)


WHACKING (adverb)


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Meaning:

Extremely

Context example:

a whacking good story


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