- something uncommonly large of its kind.
- a big lie.
Origin of whopper
Examples from the Web for whapper
Historical Examples of whapper
I know'd this was a whapper of a lie, as soon as I heard it.
And turning to Tengelyi, he added, "That boy Imri is a whapper, sir; but the other chap's a scurvy rat!"The Village Notary
- anything uncommonly large of its kind
- a big lie
Word Origin for whopper
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.