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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

THUMP'ING, ppr. Striking or beating with something thick or blunt.
1. a. Heavy.
2. Vulgarly, stout; fat; large.
THUM'-RING, n. A ring worn on the thum.
THUM'-STALL, n. [thum and stall.] A kind of thimble or ferule of iron, horn or leather, with the edges turned up to receive the thread in making sails. It is worn on the thum to tighten the stitches.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: (used informally) very large; "a thumping loss" [syn: humongous, banging, thumping, whopping, walloping] n
1: a heavy dull sound (as made by impact of heavy objects) [syn: thump, thumping, clump, clunk, thud]

Merriam Webster's

I. adjective Etymology: thumping, present participle of 1thump Date: 1576 impressively large, great, or excellent <a thumping majority> thumpingly adverb II. adverb Date: 1835 very, extremely <a thumping good time>

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. colloq. big, prominent (a thumping majority; a thumping lie).

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Thump Thump, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Thumped; p. pr. & vb. n. Thumping.] To strike or beat with something thick or heavy, or so as to cause a dull sound. These bastard Bretons; whom our hathers Have in their own land beaten, bobbed, and thumped. --Shak.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Thumping Thump"ing, a. Heavy; large. [Colloq.]

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

1. Thumping is used to emphasize that something is very great or severe. (BRIT INFORMAL) The Right has a thumping majority... = whopping ADJ: ADJ n [emphasis] 2. see also thump

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. 1. Heavy. 2. (Colloq.) Stout, fat, large, big, overgrown.

1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

Great! a thumping boy.

Moby Thesaurus

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