adjective[attributive] British informal
Very large: she poured us two whacking drinks [as submodifier]: he dug a whacking great hole
More example sentences
- Golly gosh, is that a whacking great mountain coming between Switzerland and Italy?
- Imagine letting patients out into the fresh air after one day, having just cut a whacking great hole into their stomachs.
- Then again, taking a whacking huge salary also gets taxed so we can't be too mean on him.
huge, massive, enormous, gigantic, very big, very large, great, giant, colossal, mammoth, vast, immense, tremendous, mighty, stupendous, monumental, epic, prodigious, mountainous, monstrous, titanic, towering, elephantine, king-sized, king-size, gargantuan, Herculean, Brobdingnagian, substantial, extensive, hefty, bulky, weighty, heavy, gross
informal mega, monster, whopping, whopping great, thumping, thumping great, humongous, jumbo, hulking, bumper, astronomical, astronomic
British informal whacking great, ginormous
Words that rhyme with whackingbacking, blacking, packing, sacking, tracking
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