whopper

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

Definition of whopper

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

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Examples of whopper in a Sentence

That's a whopper of a diamond ring. He told us a real whopper.

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Week 2 offers some intriguing opportunities with visiting teams favored in half of the 16 games, including one whopper of a number, per the Wednesday BetMGM lines. Ken Pomponio, USA TODAY Sportsbook Wire, "NFL Betting: 3 best underdog bets for Week 2," 11 Sep. 2019 But 9-year-old Van Schwemer of Webster actually did reel in a whopper ... and has the video to prove it. Danny Hermosillo, Houston Chronicle, "Houston-area boy fights big fish in viral video," 28 Aug. 2019 Next week, Burger King’s signature whopper will have a new rival: the Impossible Whopper. Time, "Burger King Is Rolling Out the Impossible Whopper Across the U.S.," 1 Aug. 2019 Ohio State at Nebraska, Sept. 28, Time TBD: Sure, Nebraska had a terrible start to 2018, but coach Scott Frost turned things around in the second half and then pulled in a whopper of a recruiting class. Joan Niesen, SI.com, "September Stumbling Blocks for 2019's College Football Playoff Hopefuls," 28 June 2019 Cerebras is scheduled to unveil this whopper of a chip tonight at the Hot Chips conference at Stanford University. Mark Hachman, PCWorld, "Cerebras Systems' new deep-learning chip is as big as your keyboard, and the largest ever," 19 Aug. 2019 No one really believes this whopper — least of all Mel, who is as tough and battered by experience as some of the antiques in his shop — but neither is anyone above exploiting it for personal gain. Los Angeles Times, "Review: Lynn Shelton’s politically barbed ‘Sword of Trust,’ starring Marc Maron, takes on Civil War truthers," 18 July 2019 No one really believes this whopper — least of all Mel, who is as tough and battered by experience as some of the antiques in his shop — but neither is anyone above exploiting it for personal gain. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: Review: Politically barbed ‘Sword of Trust’ takes on Civil War truthers," 25 July 2019 Emilie Feldman, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, says there is growing empirical evidence that companies pursuing a series of smaller deals rather than focusing on whoppers are better off. John D. Stoll, WSJ, "What Kylie Jenner Can Teach Us About M&A," 12 July 2019

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First Known Use of whopper

circa 1712, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for whopper

whop entry 1

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whopper

noun

English Language Learners Definition of whopper

informal
: something that is very large and impressive
: a big lie

whopper

noun
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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