Main definitions of table-thumping in English

: table-thumping1table-thumping2

table-thumping1

Pronunciation /ˈteɪblˌθʌmpɪŋ/

noun

  • The action or an act of loudly and repeatedly banging one's fist on a table, especially while speaking; (figurative) the expression of opinions in a loud or aggressive manner; tub-thumping.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From table + thumping.

Main definitions of table-thumping in English

: table-thumping1table-thumping2

table-thumping2

Pronunciation /ˈteɪblˌθʌmpɪŋ/

adjective

  • Of a person: engaging in table-thumping, especially loud or aggressive in the expression of opinions; (of words, speech, etc.) characterized by table-thumping; loud, aggressive, and opinionated.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Jerome K. Jerome (1859–1927), novelist and playwright. From table + thumping, after thumping.