whaup

[hwahp, hwawp, wahp, wawp]

Origin of whaup

1505–15; perhaps representing earlier *whalp, akin (by gradation) to Old English hwilpe plover
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whaup

noun
  1. mainly Scot a popular name for the curlew

Word Origin for whaup

C16: related to Old English huilpe, ultimately imitative of the bird's cry; compare Low German regenwilp sandpiper
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