whopper


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whop·per

 (wŏp′ər, hwŏp′-)
n. Slang
1. Something exceptionally big or remarkable.
2. A gross untruth.

[From whopping.]

whopper

(ˈwɒpə)
n
1. anything uncommonly large of its kind
2. a big lie
[C18: from whop]

whop•per

(ˈʰwɒp ər, ˈwɒp-)

n. Informal.
1. something uncommonly large of its kind.
2. a big lie.
[1775–85]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.whopper - a gross untruthwhopper - a gross untruth; a blatant lie  
lie, prevarication - a statement that deviates from or perverts the truth
2.whopper - something especially big or impressive of its kind
thing - an entity that is not named specifically; "I couldn't tell what the thing was"

whopper

noun
1. big lie, fabrication, falsehood, untruth, tall story (informal), fable He's always telling whoppers about his sex life.
2. giant, monster, jumbo (informal), mammoth, colossus, leviathan, crackerjack (informal) As comets go, it is a whopper.

whopper

noun
1. Slang. One that is extraordinarily large and powerful:
Translations

whopper

[ˈwɒpəʳ] N
1. (= big thing) → monstruo m
that fish is a whopperese pez es enorme
what a whopper!¡qué enorme!
2. (= lie) → bola f

whopper

hwɒpər] n
(= lie) → bobard m
(= large thing) → monstre m
a whopper of a ... → un vache de ... , un(e) ... maous(se)

whopper

n (inf) (= sth big)Brocken m (inf), → Apparat m (inf); (= lie)faustdicke Lüge

whopper

[ˈwɒpəʳ] n (fam) (large thing) → cosa enorme; (lie) → balla
References in classic literature ?
I'd gone out pike fishing, bless you, never thinking of a trout, and when I saw that whopper on the end of my line, blest if it didn't quite take me aback.
"I run away from Sunday School -- and went fishing with the Cottons -- and I told ever so many whoppers to Mrs.
On Tuesday, September 3, T-Mobile customers can snag a free Whopper sandwich through the T-Mobile Tuesdays app, and that royal treatment continues every month through January with free BK[R] eats.
The fast-food chain (https://www.theverge.com/2019/8/26/20833145/beyond-meat-kfc-fried-chicken-test-plant-based-sample-date) will offer Beyond Meat plant-based chicken at one KFC location in Smyrna, Georgia, this week, as it seeks to emulate the success of Burger King's meatless Impossible Whopper.  
Louis, Missouri area, the burger giant has launched the meat-free Impossible Whopper across the whole of the US.
ENPNewswire-August 6, 2019--The craveable, flame-grilled, plant-based Impossible WHOPPER will be availableat over 7,000 BK locations for a limited time only
It opened its doors for the first time on Wednesday (April 10), and burger lovers around town have been told to keep their eyes peeled, with 500 free Whopper burgers up for grabs.
For decades, fast-food giant Burger King has been the undisputed Home of the Whopper -- the chain's signature sandwich featuring one of its flame-grilled, "no nonsense" 100 percent beef patties.
* The Left-Handed Whopper: In 1998 the Burger King fast food chain ran a newspaper ad introducing a new "Left-Handed Whopper" or burger specially designed for left-handed Americans.
For a limited time, when you go within 600 feet of a McDonald's restaurant you can order a flame-grilled Whopper sandwich for only 1c on the newly revamped BK App.
MICHAEL GOVE has insisted that the UK will be an "independent coastal state" after Brexit amid claims the Leave campaign had landed a "whopper" by telling fishing communities they would be taking back control.