Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Slang Something exceptionally big or remarkable.
  • n. Slang A gross untruth.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. something remarkably large
  • n. an outrageous lie

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, or that which, whops.
  • n. something very large, especially a big lie. Same as Whapper, but the more common spelling.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who whops.
  • n. Anything uncommonly large: applied particularly to a monstrous lie.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. something especially big or impressive of its kind
  • n. a gross untruth; a blatant lie

Etymologies

From whopping.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
whop +‎ -er (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • But the rather liberal "Washington Post," this week defended me, and found that Senator Obama had issued what it calls a whopper when referring to me in his third attack on me on the issue of illegal immigration.

    CNN Transcript Jun 7, 2008

  • As the young woman rattled on she grew more and more glib; she was what they call whopper-jawed, and spoke a language almost purely consonantal, cutting and clipping her words with a rapid play of her whopper-jaw till there was nothing but the bare bones left of them.

    The Minister's Charge

  • The real whopper is when McCain calls for easing "regulatory, accounting and tax impediments to raising capital."

    McCain flounders, reads teleprompter on big economic speech

  • Behavior that was memorialized by Somerby in this quote: CARLSON: I actually happen to know people who need government and so they would care more about the programs, and less about the things we kind of make fun of … But as sport, and as our enterprise, Gore coming up with another whopper is greatly entertaining to us.

    For Whom The Bell Dingells - Swampland - TIME.com

  • - Tom DeLayThe one truth about that whopper is that it won't be his last.

    January 2006

  • And, the big whopper is that the new provisions are RETROACTIVE to the DATE OF ENACTMENT of FISA, which is 1978, or well before Bush assumed office.

    Think Progress » ThinkFast PM: June 14, 2006

  • The best chance at a true whopper is to slowly still-hunt up the stream, stopping and glassing large pools and small open areas among the lush old-growth forest.

    Dream Hunts

  • The whopper is the House Republican plan to adopt a budget balancing amendment to the Constitution.

    Jeff Madrick: The 10 Worst Economic Ideas of 2011

  • But you'll need big hands to handle this whopper, which is wider than most phones.

    New Samsung phones: From Rant and Behold to Eternity

  • Traditional media journalists, it's probably fair to say, seem especially eager of late to assume a fact-checking role, whether that's being willing to call a whopper by its name or a desire to dive into Joe the Plumber's tax history.

    Daily Digest: Too Many Fact Checkers Spoil the Truth?

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