whooper

noun
whoop·er | \ ˈh(w)ü-pər , ˈh(w)u̇- \

Definition of whooper 

: one that whoops specifically : whooping crane

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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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