from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A young offspring of a mammal, such as a dog or wolf.
- n. A child; a youth.
- n. An impudent young fellow.
- n. A tooth of a sprocket wheel.
- n. Nautical Any of the ridges on the barrel of a windlass or capstan.
- intransitive v. To give birth to whelps or a whelp.
- transitive v. To give birth to (whelps or a whelp).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A young offspring of a canid (ursid, felid, pinniped), especially of a dog or a wolf, the young of a bear or similar mammal (lion, tiger, seal); a pup, wolf cub.
- n. An insolent (impudent, despised) youth, a mere child or youth.
- n. A kind of ship.
- n. One of several wooden strips to prevent wear on a windlass on a clipper-era ship.
- n. A tooth on a sprocket wheel (compare sprocket, def. 2; cog, def. 1).
- v. (of she-dog, she-wolf, vixen, etc.) To give birth.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of the young of a dog or a beast of prey; a puppy; a cub.
- n. A child; a youth; -- jocosely or in contempt.
- n. One of the longitudinal ribs or ridges on the barrel of a capstan or a windless; -- usually in the plural.
- n. One of the teeth of a sprocket wheel.
- intransitive v. To bring forth young; -- said of the female of the dog and some beasts of prey.
- transitive v. To bring forth, as cubs or young; to give birth to.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To bring forth young, as the female of the dog and various beasts of prey.
- To bring forth, as a bitch, lioness, and many beasts of prey; hence, to give birth to; originate: used in contempt.
- n. The young of the dog, wolf, lion, tiger, bear, seal, etc., but especially of the dog; a cub: sometimes applied to the whole canine species, whether young or old.
- n. A youth; a cub; a puppy: a term of contempt.
- n. A kind of ship.
- n. Nautical, one of several longitudinal projections from the barrel of a capstan, windlass, or winch, provided to take the strain of the chain or rope which is being hove upon, and afford a firmer hold.
- n. One of the teeth of a sprocket-wheel.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. young of any of various canines such as a dog or wolf
- v. birth
Item the first: For anybody who thinks they might want a Giant Ridiculous Dogge on their very own, my mom and her partner have a bitch in whelp, and are expecting puppies on the ground in January if all goes well.
At the word whelp, he cuffed him with his hammerlike fist, and Miner went down in a heap.
For the whelp is a piece of flesh little more than a mouse, having neither eyes nor ears, and having claws some-deal bourgeoning, and so this lump she licketh, and shapeth a whelp with licking ....
Well, the next servant I tell you of shall not be called a whelp, if 'twere not to give you a stick to beat myself with.
One thing you definitely * don't* want to see in your fic: The words 'whelp', 'deadboy', 'g-man', and the like.
Captain L'nao, whom he felt was always too eager to whelp her seed anywhere in the cosmos, had made the decision with her usual irritating haste.
“Tell me, you green-eyed whelp,” he whispered, leaning down.
I was suitably terrified because I regarded myself as the young whelp who, quite frankly, wasn't possibly good enough to clean his boots, let alone give him advice on how to act a scene.
Just when ya start to to kinda feel for the little whelp …
What is wrong with disrespecting that lying, baby murdering, whelp of harlot known as Barack Obama?