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, "The 16 Most Awesome Turkey And Duck Calls You’ve Ever Seen," 19 Feb. 2020

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First Known Use of yelper

1673, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Yelper.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 May. 2021.

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