whopper

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n., informal, shamefaced or barefaced lie. See falsehood.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. Great lie, falsehood, fabrication, a big one*; see lie 1 , story .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. giant *mother of all, colossus, titan, monster, Goliath, mammoth, behemoth, leviathan, *grandaddy of them all, jumbo.
2. big lie tall tale, *fish story, stretching of the truth.
ANT.: 1. midget, dwarf, shrimp
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. Slang. One that is extraordinarily large and powerful: behemoth, giant, Goliath, jumbo, leviathan, mammoth, monster, titan. See BEINGS, BIG. 2. Slang. An untrue declaration: canard, cock-and-bull story, falsehood, falsity, fib, fiction, inveracity, he2, misrepresentation, misstatement, prevarication, story, tale, untruth. Informal: fish story, tall tale. See TRUE.

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