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whelp

whelp

 
pronunciation:
welp
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb & intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a newborn or young offspring of any of certain mammals, such as dogs, bears, lions, or seals.
definition 2: (informal) a boy or child, esp. an annoying or impudent one.
I'm tired of putting up with back-talk from that little whelp!
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part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: whelped, whelping, whelps
definition: to give birth to one or more whelps.
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