[hwop-er, wop-]
noun Informal.
something uncommonly large of its kind.
a big lie.
Also, whapper.

1775–85; whop + -er1

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

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Word Origin & History

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 1625.
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Computing Dictionary

Whopper definition


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Example sentences
Enjoyed the piece, but you opened it with a whopper.
The old adage certainly rings true here, make it a whopper so it's more
  believable, because the truth certainly doesn't matter.
The hogs in question are the whopper salmon attempting to swim past our fixed
  lines to their upriver spawning grounds.
But even by the shoddy standards of the notoriously-lax birthplace of the
  atomic bomb, this latest incident is a whopper.
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