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obsolete Something remarkably or astonishingly large. (The spelling "whopper" has replaced "whapper" in modern English.) Mary and I got into a whapper of a fight last night. We went to pick out pumpkins for Halloween, and we all came back with real whappers.
1. slang Something remarkably or astonishingly large. Often used in the phrase "whopper of a (something)." Mary and I got into a whopper of a fight last night. We went to pick out pumpkins for Halloween, and we all came back with real whoppers.
2. slang A large, flagrant lie or untruth. I asked him where he'd been, and he came out with a real whopper about having to drive upstate for work at the last minute. You've told some whoppers over the years, but this just takes the cake!
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1. n. something that is of relatively great size. It was a whopper of an argument.
2. n. a very big lie. That one’s a whopper. I don’t believe a word of it.
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