plural whaup also whaups
chiefly Scotland
: a European curlew (Numenius arquata)

Word History



First Known Use

circa 1512, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of whaup was circa 1512

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Cite this Entry

“Whaup.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jun. 2023.

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