|1.||[ adjective ] (British informal) enormous|
"a whacking phone bill" "a whacking lie"
|Related terms:||UK colloquialism large|
|2.||[ adverb ] extremely|
"a whacking good story"
|3.||[ noun ] the act of inflicting corporal punishment with repeated blows|
|Synonyms:||thrashing drubbing trouncing lacing licking beating|
|Related terms:||corporal_punishment whipping beat whack|