[hwahp, hwawp, wahp, wawp]
- a curlew, Numenius arquata.
Origin of whaup
1505–15; perhaps representing earlier *whalp, akin (by gradation) to Old English hwilpe plover
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Examples from the Web for whaup
"She has got the best part of all religions if she does her best for the people about her," said the Whaup.
As time went on the Whaup pressed for the marriage day to be named, but he could not awake in her hopes for the future.
And the Whaup thought that, if she would only wait two years he would work to such purpose as to be able to ask her to marry him.
The new sense of responsibility that had come to the Whaup determined him to return at once to Glasgow, and resume his studies.
Whaup was not oblivious of his promise, and Strachan clove unto him like a limpet.
- mainly Scot a popular name for the curlew
C16: related to Old English huilpe, ultimately imitative of the bird's cry; compare Low German regenwilp sandpiper
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