whacking

Definitions of whacking
  1. noun
    the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows
    synonyms: beating, drubbing, lacing, licking, thrashing, trouncing
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    flagellation, flogging, lashing, tanning, whipping
    beating with a whip or strap or rope as a form of punishment
    flagellation
    beating as a source of erotic or religious stimulation
    self-flagellation
    self-punishment inflicted by whipping
    horsewhipping
    the act of whipping with a horsewhip
    type of:
    corporal punishment
    the infliction of physical injury on someone convicted of committing a crime
  2. adjective
    (British informal) enormous
    “a whacking phone bill”
    “a whacking lie”
    Synonyms:
    big, large
    above average in size or number or quantity or magnitude or extent
  3. adverb
    extremely
    “a whacking good story”
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