whopper

or whap·per

[hwop-er, wop-]

noun Informal.

something uncommonly large of its kind.
a big lie.

Nearby words

  1. whoosh,
  2. whoosis,
  3. whoosy,
  4. whoot,
  5. whop,
  6. whopping,
  7. whore,
  8. whore-house,
  9. whore-monger,
  10. whoredom

Origin of whopper

First recorded in 1775–85; whop + -er1

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for whopper



British Dictionary definitions for whopper

whopper

noun informal

anything uncommonly large of its kind
a big lie

Word Origin for whopper

C18: from whop

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for whopper

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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper