whip-poor-will

noun
\ˈhwi-pər-ˌwil, ˌhwi-pər-ˈwil, ˈwi-, ˌwi-\

Definition of whip-poor-will 

: a nocturnal nightjar (Caprimulgus vociferus) of chiefly eastern North America with a loud repeated call suggestive of its name

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First Known Use of whip-poor-will

1709, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for whip-poor-will

imitative

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whip-poor-will

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English Language Learners 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

whippoorwill

noun
whip·poor·will | \ˈhwi-pər-ˌwil, ˈwi-\

Kids Definition of whippoorwill

: a bird of eastern North America that is active at night and has a loud call that sounds like its name

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