Definition of whopping in US English:



  • Very large.

    ‘a whopping $74 million loss’
    as submodifier ‘a whopping big party’
    • ‘One family with a whopping big tax bill is in West Virginia.’
    • ‘I can have a whopping great big Mexican meal guilt-free now because eating like this has fired up my metabolism.’
    • ‘Given that the club's most recent figures put total wages and salaries at a whopping £7.5 million a year, it is clear that the wage bill needs not so much trimming as slashing this summer.’
    • ‘This jade flask was sold for a whopping £2.9 million’
    • ‘A McDonald's Big Mac carries a whopping 590 calories and 34 grams of fat.’
    • ‘Last year the bank booked a profit of $77 million after a whopping $3.4-billion loss in 1998.’
    • ‘With a whopping $30-million budget, Nouvelle-France is one of the most costly Québécois films ever produced.’
    • ‘By then, the total investment will have been a whopping €350 million, not small change even by today's inflated standards.’
    • ‘The premise is a simple one - Germaine Lauzon, mother and housewife, has won a whopping one million stamps in an annual contest.’
    • ‘The sun is expected to survive for a whopping 10 million years, while massive stars live to be a mere 3 million years old because they burn up so fast.’
    • ‘These basically work by having your mortgage debt in your bank account as one whopping big overdraft.’
    • ‘Imagine a bill of €128 million last year of which a whopping €84 million was spent on accommodation.’
    • ‘His new film ‘Paani’, with a whopping budget of 20 million dollars, will be made in both Hindi and English and will be shot in India.’
    • ‘Council information also suggests that a whopping 1.5 million people had an opportunity to see press information on Celtic Fusion.’
    • ‘Chang said his shipyard is now working on another mega yacht - a whopping 77m craft that will be in the world's top 10.’
    • ‘I think my two favourite characters were Yoda, and the whopping big lizard that Obi-Wan was riding.’
    • ‘What a huge whopping lie, I thought with self-derision.’
    • ‘A 2.2 acre site in Carraroe went under the hammer for a whopping €1.56 million at a public auction last Friday.’
    • ‘Which means America should be having a whopping big debate about how to respond to this not-so-brave new world we find ourselves living on.’
    • ‘The best way to invest in a fund is usually to invest small amounts on a regular basis rather than one great big whopping lump sum.’
    huge, massive, enormous, gigantic, very big, very large, great, giant, colossal, mammoth, vast, immense, tremendous, mighty, stupendous, monumental, epic, prodigious, mountainous, monstrous, titanic, towering, elephantine, king-sized, king-size, gargantuan, herculean, brobdingnagian, substantial, extensive, hefty, bulky, weighty, heavy, gross
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