Whooper \Whoop"er\, n. One who, or that which, whooops. [1913 Webster]

{Woopher swan}. (Zo["o]l.) See the Note under {Swan}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • whooper — /hooh peuhr, hwooh , wooh /, n. 1. a person or thing that whoops. 2. See whooper swan. 3. Informal. See whooping crane. [1650 60; WHOOP + ER1] * * * …   Universalium

  • whooper — n. large swan that has a loud call and is native to Europe and Asia, whooper swan; someone or something that whoops …   English contemporary dictionary

  • whooper — noun 1. /ˈwupə/ (say woohpuh) someone or something that whoops. 2. /ˈhupə/ (say hoohpuh) Also, whooper swan. a common European swan, Cygnus cygnus, notable for its whooping cry …   Australian English dictionary

  • whooper — noun Date: 1660 one that whoops; specifically whooping crane …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • whooper — noun a) A person or animal that whoops. b) The whooping crane, Grus americana …   Wiktionary

  • whooper — [ hu:pə, w ] noun a large migratory swan with a black and yellow bill and a loud trumpeting call, breeding in northern Eurasia and Greenland. [Cygnus cygnus.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • whooper — whoop·er …   English syllables

  • whooper — whoop•er [[t]ˈhu pər, ˈ(h)wu , ˈwu [/t]] n. 1) a person or thing that whoops 2) cvb inf whooping crane • Etymology: 1650–60 …   From formal English to slang

  • whooper — n. a whooping swan …   Useful english dictionary

  • Whooper Swan — Conservation status Least Concern (IUCN 3.1) …   Wikipedia

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