whopper

noun whop·per \ ˈhwä-pər , ˈwä- \
Updated on: 20 Jan 2018

Definition of whopper

1 : something unusually large or otherwise extreme of its kind
2 : an extravagant or monstrous lie

Examples of whopper in a Sentence

  1. That's a whopper of a diamond ring.

  2. He told us a real whopper.

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Origin and Etymology of whopper


WHOPPER Defined for English Language Learners

whopper

noun

Definition of whopper for English Language Learners

  • : something that is very large and impressive

  • : a big lie


WHOPPER Defined for Kids

whopper

noun whop·per \ ˈhwä-pər , ˈwä- \

Definition of whopper for Students

1 : something huge of its kind
  • I've got this big egg that our hen laid … It's a real whopper
  • —Oliver Butterworth, The Enormous Egg
2 : a big lie


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