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Whopper, Whapper  n.  Something uncommonly large of the kind; something astonishing; applied especially to a bold lie. Now (1998) usually spelled whopper. (Colloq.)

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"Whopper" Quotes from Famous Books

... must be a whopper! What does he say? When is he coming here? Give me some of the points of it. But, by the way, Edna, before you begin, I will say that I think it is about time he should write. Since the letter in which he told about the guano-bags and sent you that lot of money—let me see, how long ...
— The Adventures of Captain Horn • Frank Richard Stockton

... guess what that means, Bob," he remarked. "It's sure going to bring on a whopper before a great while. All the signs point that way right now. So we can expect to get ...
— The Saddle Boys of the Rockies - Lost on Thunder Mountain • James Carson

... I thought it would discourage him, but—it didn't. So I told him a whopper. I said we were engaged." The speaker tittered. She was ...
— Rainbow's End • Rex Beach

... Captain de Banyan; but I am ordered to report forthwith," interrupted Somers, who had no desire to hear another "whopper." ...
— The Young Lieutenant - or, The Adventures of an Army Officer • Oliver Optic

... She is telling an awful whopper," proclaimed this amazing girl. "I won't dress up and come to dinner because I won't. She trapped me into a woman's club this afternoon and tried to get me to make a speech without even telling me what she meant to do and now I won't ...
— The Butterfly House • Mary E. Wilkins Freeman

Words linked to "Whopper" :   belly whopper, whacker, lie

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