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whopper

or whapper

[hwop-er, wop-] /ˈʰwɒp ər, ˈwɒp-/
noun, Informal.
1.
something uncommonly large of its kind.
2.
a big lie.
Origin of whopper
1775-1785
1775-85; whop + -er1
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whopper

/ˈwɒpə/
noun (informal)
1.
anything uncommonly large of its kind
2.
a big lie
Word Origin
C18: from whop
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Word Origin and History for whopper
n.

1785, formed as if from whop (v.) "to beat, overcome." Meaning "big lie" is recorded first in 1791. Whopping "large, big, impressive" is attested by 1620s.

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Slang definitions & phrases for whopper

whopper

noun

  1. Something huge and powerful: The Mauritius tortoise must have been a whopper/ You know, come up with the whopper before Election Day
  2. A very bold lie: He told a whopper and got away with it

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belly-whopper

[1785+; fr whop]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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whopper in Technology
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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