yelp·​er ˈyel-pər How to pronounce yelper (audio)
: one that yelps
especially : a yelping dog
: 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 To me, there’s just something missing with a push-button turkey yelper. M.d. Johnson, Field & Stream, 7 Feb. 2023 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

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Word History

First Known Use

1673, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of yelper was in 1673

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Cite this Entry

“Yelper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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