Thesaurus

whelp

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of whelp

(Entry 1 of 2)

a young person who is between infancy and adulthood
  • playtime's over, it's time to gather up the whelps and head home

Synonyms for whelp

Words Related to whelp

Near Antonyms for whelp

Antonyms for whelp

whelp

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of whelp (Entry 2 of 2)

as in litter, pup

Synonyms & Near Synonyms for whelp

Antonyms & Near Antonyms for whelp

See the Dictionary Definition 

Learn More About whelp

Time Traveler for whelp

Time Traveler

The first known use of whelp was before the 12th century

See more words from the same century

Thesaurus Entries Near whelp

whelms

whelp

whelped

See More Nearby Entries 

Cite this Entry

“Whelp.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/whelp. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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

More from Merriam-Webster on whelp

Nglish: Translation of whelp for Spanish Speakers

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Words Named After People

  • name tags
  • Namesake of the leotard, Jules Léotard had what profession?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

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!