whoop·​er | \ ˈh(w)ü-pər How to pronounce whooper (audio) , ˈh(w)u̇- How to pronounce whooper (audio) \

Definition of whooper

: one that whoops specifically : whooping crane

Examples of whooper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The little whooper that hatched May 12 is part of that work. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 20 June 2021 About 20 zoos and research facilities participate in the captive whooper program, including the Milwaukee County Zoo, Stone Zoo in Massachusetts and the ICF in Baraboo. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 20 June 2021 Appropriately, both the sandhill and whooper sport Badger red caps. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 20 June 2021 Before his arrest, the crime boss Dmitri (The Exfoliator) Kahn flushed his beloved whooper swans down the toilet, sending them underground into New York City’s sewer system, and saving them from certain extinction. Dahlia Gallin Ramirez, The New Yorker, 18 Apr. 2021 Here's to many more happy whooper milestones in the years to come. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 27 Sep. 2020 According to the International Crane Foundation, a 2-year-old female whooper arrived recently and 13 others have followed, tracking devices and other reports show. Frank Sargeant, al, 24 Nov. 2019 Adams said the refuge has seen as many 29 whoopers in a single year and as many as 20,000 sandhills. Dennis Pillion | Dpillion@al.com, al, 24 Dec. 2019 The refuge website says whoopers have been seen around the visitor center and wildlife observation building in recent years. USA TODAY, 19 Nov. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of whooper

1600, in the meaning defined above

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“Whooper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whooper. Accessed 18 Aug. 2022.

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