Etymology
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whopper (n.)

1767, "uncommonly large thing," originally and especially an audacious lie, formed as if from whop (v.) "to beat, overcome." Whopping "large, big, impressive" is attested by 1620s.

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Definitions of whopper

whopper (n.)
a gross untruth; a blatant lie;
Synonyms: walloper
whopper (n.)
something especially big or impressive of its kind;
Synonyms: whacker
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