whooper

[ hoo-per, hwoo-, woo- ]
/ ˈhu pər, ˈʰwu-, ˈwu- /
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noun

a person or thing that whoops.
Informal. whooping crane.

Nearby words

  1. whoop,
  2. whoop it up,
  3. whoop-de-do,
  4. whoopee,
  5. whoopee cushion,
  6. whooper swan,
  7. whooping cough,
  8. whooping cough vaccine,
  9. whooping crane,
  10. whoopla

Origin of whooper

First recorded in 1650–60; whoop + -er1

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British Dictionary definitions for whooper

whooper

whooper swan

/ (ˈwuːpə) /

noun

a large white Old World swan, Cygnus cygnus, having a black bill with a yellow base and a noisy whooping cry
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