whopper

or whap·per

[ hwop-er, wop- ]
/ ˈʰwɒp ər, ˈwɒp- /

noun Informal.

something uncommonly large of its kind.
a big lie.

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Origin of whopper

First recorded in 1775–85; whop + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for whopper

whopper
/ (ˈwɒpə) /

noun informal

anything uncommonly large of its kind
a big lie

Word Origin for whopper

C18: from whop
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