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whooper

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

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

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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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