yelper

noun
yelp·​er | \ ˈyel-pər How to pronounce yelper (audio) \

Definition of yelper

1 : one that yelps especially : a yelping dog
2 : an instrument used by hunters to produce a call or whistle imitating the yelp of the wild turkey hen

Examples of yelper in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web A few years ago a yelper made in the 19th century by Charles Jordan was accorded a value of between $75,000 and $100,000. Colin Moore, Outdoor Life, 19 Feb. 2020

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'yelper.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of yelper

1673, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about yelper

Statistics for yelper

Cite this Entry

“Yelper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yelper. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Thing: Dog Breeds

How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!