whooper

noun
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

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In addition to the sandhill crane, whoopers are one of only two crane species native to North America. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee County Zoo's whooping crane pair act as foster parents to chick born at the zoo," 28 June 2019 The International Crane Foundation breeds whoopers at its facility and helps manage eggs plucked from nests of wild cranes in Wisconsin, particularly the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge where approximately 30 cranes are spending the summer. Meg Jones, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Milwaukee County Zoo's whooping crane pair act as foster parents to chick born at the zoo," 28 June 2019 Birds in Louisiana’s young flock are gradually becoming mature enough to pair off — whoopers mate for life. Washington Post, "Louisiana’s whooping crane comeback: 5 chicks this year," 13 July 2018 That's the year the fest moved to its current site, and its whooper is even more dooperish now. Jim Stingl, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Stingl: Answering your ridiculous Summerfest questions," 1 July 2017

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First Known Use of whooper

1660, in the meaning defined above

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