Definition of whaup in English:


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Pronunciation: /(h)wɔːp


chiefly Scottish
A curlew.
More example sentences
  • There, the strains of the hymns all but drowned the chaffinches and the cries of the whaups.
  • The whaups were crying, but none came near him, though he looked hard for the bird that had spoken with him.
  • A bird known as the whaup is, in fact, the curlew, a long-beaked bird which you can find online in pictures.


mid 16th century: imitative of the bird's cry.

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