Simple Definition of whip–poor–will
: a bird of eastern North America that is active at night and has a loud call which sounds like its name
Full Definition of whip–poor–will
: a nocturnal nightjar (Caprimulgus vociferus) of chiefly eastern North America with a loud repeated call suggestive of its name
Origin and Etymology of whip–poor–will
First Known Use: 1709
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