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Dictionary Definition



1 a forceful consequence; a strong effect; "the book had an important impact on my thinking"; "the book packs a wallop" [syn: impact]
2 a severe blow


1 hit hard; "The teacher whacked the boy" [syn: whack, wham, whop]
2 defeat soundly and utterly; "We'll wallop them!"

User Contributed Dictionary



  • a UK /ˈwɒl.əp/ /"wQl.@p/

Etymology 1

From wallopen 'gallop', from Old North French walop (noun) and waloper (verb) 'gallop'


  1. a heavy blow, punch.
  2. a person's ability to throw such punches
  3. emotional impact, psychological force
  4. a thrill, emotionally excited reaction
  5. beer
    1949: 1984, George Orwell
    "You're a gent," said the other, straightening his shoulders again. He appeared not to have noticed Winston's blue overalls. "Pint!" he added aggressively to the barman. "Pint of wallop."


  1. (intransitive) to rush hastily
  2. (intransitive) to flaunder, wallow
  3. (intransitive) to boil noisily
  4. (transitive) to strike heavily, trash soundly.
  5. (transitive) to trounce, beat by wide.

Derived terms

Etymology 2

From the acronym: write [to] all operators


  1. write a message to all operators on an Internet Relay Chat server.


Extensive Definition

Wallop is an Internet social network service that originated from Microsoft Research. The company itself however is a separate startup entity.

Business Model

Created by Microsoft, Wallop is backed by $13 million from Microsoft and venture capitalists including Norwest Venture Partners, Bay Partners and Consor Capital.
Wallop stated that they will allow users to purchase software through their social networking site from an online shopping marketplace, the mods will allow you to add characters, graphics, games, backgrounds, and more to put on their “personal profiles.” The add-ons will cost anywhere from $0.99 to $4.00 a pop said Karl Jacob the CEO of Wallop. Oddly, users will only be able to sign up for the site if an existing member invites them (an approach that Facebook abandoned in October 2006). The majority of the website is currently rendered in Adobe Flash. Wallop is in the beta stage.
wallop in Portuguese: Wallop
wallop in Chinese: Wallop

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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