whop·​per | \ ˈ(h)wä-pər How to pronounce whopper (audio) \

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

That's a whopper of a diamond ring. He told us a real whopper.
Recent Examples on the Web The prospects of committing a whopper of an error are huge. John Mariani, Forbes, 4 Aug. 2022 Don't look for one of those whopper strawberries that occasionally lands in your shopping cart. Werner Trieschmann, Arkansas Online, 10 July 2022 And completely making up something someone said about someone else is a whopper. Dalton Ross, EW.com, 5 May 2022 Fall is bear season, and while the odds of spotting a grizzly or black bear are strong, a sighting is not guaranteed, just as hooking a whopper salmon on a fishing outing isn’t a sure thing. Jen Murphy, Robb Report, 7 May 2022 The Whopper may be, well, only somewhat of a whopper — at least in real life, alleges a new class action lawsuit. Aimee Picchi, CBS News, 5 Apr. 2022 Baker Creek’s 500-page Whole Seed catalog is a whopper that could keep me going several winters over. Amy Merrick, WSJ, 18 Mar. 2022 That wasn’t even the biggest whopper Manfred attempted from the podium in Jupiter, FL, yesterday. Paul Daugherty, The Enquirer, 2 Mar. 2022 In the case of this series, the whopper the guy tells is especially brazen. Andy Meek, BGR, 9 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of whopper

circa 1712, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for whopper

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“Whopper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whopper. Accessed 6 Oct. 2022.

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More Definitions for whopper


whop·​per | \ ˈhwä-pər How to pronounce whopper (audio) , ˈwä- \

Kids Definition of whopper

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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