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 of whopper from the Web
Describing it as look like a hamburger, more like a whopper, would be putting it nicely.
Judging by reaction on social media Tuesday, that next step is a whopper.
Before being called home for dinner, Colette finishes up with a whopper about riding Marie-Antoinette around the world.
So on this rare occasion, the whopper came home with me.
Epenesa uncorked a whopper in the discus with his last attempt at O'Brien Field, one that went 197 feet, 11 inches.
Walleye - There's a whopper of a walleye bite occurring in the gorge, with anglers reporting heavy catches of one-to-three pounders.
There's a whopper of a walleye bite occurring in the gorge, with anglers reporting heavy catches of one-to-three pounders.
And yes, Claire is still his running mate, one of the bigger whoppers from last season.
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Origin and Etymology of whopper
First Known Use: circa 1712See Words from the same year
WHOPPER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of whopper for English Language Learners
: something that is very large and impressive
: a big lie
WHOPPER Defined for Kids
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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