American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Slang Something exceptionally big or remarkable.
- n. Slang A gross untruth.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who whops.
- n. Anything uncommonly large: applied particularly to a monstrous lie.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. One who, or that which, whops.
- n. something very large, especially a big lie. Same as Whapper, but the more common spelling.
- n. something especially big or impressive of its kind
- n. a gross untruth; a blatant lie
- whop + -er (Wiktionary)
- From whopping. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“But the rather liberal "Washington Post," this week defended me, and found that Senator Obama had issued what it calls a whopper when referring to me in his third attack on me on the issue of illegal immigration.”
“As the young woman rattled on she grew more and more glib; she was what they call whopper-jawed, and spoke a language almost purely consonantal, cutting and clipping her words with a rapid play of her whopper-jaw till there was nothing but the bare bones left of them.”
“The real whopper is when McCain calls for easing "regulatory, accounting and tax impediments to raising capital.”
“Behavior that was memorialized by Somerby in this quote: CARLSON: I actually happen to know people who need government and so they would care more about the programs, and less about the things we kind of make fun of … But as sport, and as our enterprise, Gore coming up with another whopper is greatly entertaining to us.”
“- Tom DeLayThe one truth about that whopper is that it won't be his last.”
“And, the big whopper is that the new provisions are RETROACTIVE to the DATE OF ENACTMENT of FISA, which is 1978, or well before Bush assumed office.”
“The best chance at a true whopper is to slowly still-hunt up the stream, stopping and glassing large pools and small open areas among the lush old-growth forest.”
“The whopper is the House Republican plan to adopt a budget balancing amendment to the Constitution.”
“But you'll need big hands to handle this whopper, which is wider than most phones.”
“Traditional media journalists, it's probably fair to say, seem especially eager of late to assume a fact-checking role, whether that's being willing to call a whopper by its name or a desire to dive into Joe the Plumber's tax history.”
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