whopper

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n whopper something especially big or impressive of its kind
    • n whopper a gross untruth; a blatant lie
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: When Burger King introduced the Whopper Sandwich in 1957, it cost only thirty-seven cents
    • Whopper One who, or that which, whops.
    • n Whopper Something uncommonly large of the kind; something astonishing; -- applied especially to a bold lie. Now (1998) usually spelled whopper.
    • Whopper something very large, especially a big lie. Same as Whapper, but the more common spelling.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Over 4.6 million Whopper sandwiches are sold at Burger King every day
    • n whopper One who whops.
    • n whopper Anything uncommonly large: applied particularly to a monstrous lie.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Whopper one who whops: anything very large, esp. a monstrous lie
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Whapper
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Whip.

Usage

In literature:

She had a whopper desk with full controls and other evidences of academic pelf.
"Card Trick" by Walter Bupp AKA Randall Garrett
Why, I was just goin' to make a mighty whopper myself, by killing Rex, here.
"The Range Boss" by Charles Alden Seltzer
It was a whopper, of a different type from the rest.
"The Submarine Hunters" by Percy F. Westerman
Say, what a whopper of a chair!
"Jerry's Charge Account" by Hazel Hutchins Wilson
The snake, he said, was a whopper.
"Virginia of Elk Creek Valley" by Mary Ellen Chase
That there was a whopper, sir, and he did lay about with his tail, till the cook had it off with a lucky chop of his meat axe.
"Hunting the Skipper" by George Manville Fenn
Must be a whopper this time.
"The Banner Boy Scouts Snowbound" by George A. Warren
It would make a whopper, it would!
"Divided Skates" by Evelyn Raymond
Wait till Lyin' Juan tells you one of his whoppers.
"Valley of Wild Horses" by Zane Grey
When I thought I had endured it as long as I could I saw a flock of seven bonefish swimming past me, and one of them was a whopper.
"Tales of Fishes" by Zane Grey
Whoppers, too, some of 'em.
"St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. V, August, 1878, No 10." by Various
And I can see more than a few whoppers, too.
"The Boy Scouts on Belgian Battlefields" by Lieut. Howard Payson
HOW JOHN WHOPPER GOT CAUGHT IN THE EARTH, AND THEN GOT OUT AGAIN.
"John Whopper" by Thomas March Clark
From a delicate little chap you've gotten to be a regular whopper.
"The Pony Rider Boys in Alaska" by Frank Gee Patchin
I kept stressing that Lou was former FBI and not the sort to invent such a whopper, but this was listened to in skeptical silence.
"Life Blood" by Thomas Hoover
What do you call that but a whopper?
"The Turner Twins" by Ralph Henry Barbour
You must have whoppers up here in Wyoming, when you find them at all, Tom.
"Rocky Mountain Boys" by St. George Rathborne
For a Northern snake this one is certainly a whopper.
"Boy Scouts: Tenderfoot Squad" by Alan Douglas
Joan can tell the most almighty "whoppers," with an air of innocence which would deceive an angel.
"People of Destiny" by Philip Gibbs
I say, Hezz, he's a whopper.
"Yule Logs" by Various
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In news:

Kevin Winter, Getty Images We hope Osama "Sam" Lutfi has a good attorney or a lot of hard evidence of his latest allegation against Britney Spears, because it's a whopper.
We hope Osama "Sam" Lutfi has a good attorney or a lot of hard evidence of his latest allegation against Britney Spears, because it's a whopper.
A Whopper of a Problem.
The GOP's steady diet of whoppers.
A mining ' whopper '.
Sometimes I feel like this guy and seriously punish my body, but I never follow through and buy a whopper with a mountain of cheese.
This whopper with 1000 slices of cheese has taken me on an emotional roller coaster.
We make Whoppers for a living.
1st-ever Whopper Bar opens in Orlando.
Two models hold the door open for "The King" to welcome patrons during the opening ceremony of the first-ever Whopper Bar -- a variation on Burger King -- at Universal CityWalk in Orlando.
Every Burger King location in Japan wants customers to "have it their way," especially if their way is to eat as many Whoppers in one sitting as possible.
Talk about a Whopper .
To celebrate the fifth anniversary of their Whopper in Japan, Burger King has rolled out a limited-run five patty Whopper .
Hochschild caught the five-pound whopper near the power lines on Friday, April 29 around 6:30 pm Congrats, Tanya.
Burger King offers a ' Whopper ' of a deal.
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