Definition of whooper in English:


Syllabification: whoop·er
Pronunciation: /ˈ(h)wo͞opər, ˈho͞opər


(also whooper swan)
  • 1A large migratory swan with a black and yellow bill and a loud trumpeting call, breeding in northern Eurasia and Greenland.
    • Cygnus cygnus, family Anatidae
    More example sentences
    • Today, fewer than 200 whoopers survive in the wild, most migrating with sandhill cranes between Canada and Texas.
    • Fewer than a dozen of those whoopers continue to migrate with their adoptive parents, but none of them has yet produced offspring.
    • One whooper and five Bewick's swans have been fitted with transmitters which will enable them to be visibly tracked by satellite and followed online.

More definitions of whooper

Definition of whooper in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day kerf
Pronunciation: kərf
a slit made by cutting with a saw