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whelp

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Animals
whelpwhelp1 /welp/ noun [countable] 🔊 🔊 HBAa young animal, especially a dog or lion
Examples from the Corpus
whelpShall a traitor's whelp get the better of us?She let out a soft whelp as she closed her eyes then popped them open and stared mutely into the berries.
Related topics: Animals
whelpwhelp2 verb [intransitive] 🔊 🔊 old-fashionedMBHBA if a dog or lion whelps, it gives birth
Examples from the Corpus
whelpMembers are able to fill in a form to notify the Club that a litter is due to be whelped.
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