Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A whooping crane.
  • noun A whooper swan.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who or that which whoops; a hooper: specifically applied in ornithology to a species of swan and of crane.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who, or that which, whooops.
  • noun (Zoöl.) See the Note under Swan.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A person or animal that whoops.
  • noun The whooping crane, Grus americana.
  • noun The whooper swan, Cygnus cygnus.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun rare North American crane having black-and-white plumage and a trumpeting call
  • noun common Old World swan noted for its whooping call

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

whoop +‎ -er

Examples

  • Wang Fudong/Xinhua/Zumapress.com A flock of whooper swan sought food at a nature reserve in Rongcheng, China's Shandong province, Monday.

    Asia in Pictures

  • On the banks of the now narrow river were two family parties of whooper swans, one with five well-grown grey/brown cygnets and the other with two cygnets.

    Country diary: Glen Strathfarrar

  • More than 3,000 whooper swans have settled here to spend winter.

    Asia in Pictures

  • More than 3,000 whooper swans have settled there for winter.

    Photos of the Day: Nov. 21

  • Xinhua/Zuma Press SWAN RESERVE: A flock of whooper swans sought food at a nature reserve in Rongcheng, Shandong Province, China, Monday.

    Photos of the Day: Nov. 21

  • I don't know why anyone wants to put someone in the white house that has told one whooper after another.

    Clinton: I'm not listening to economists on gas tax holiday

  • A. 30-'06 will kill anything on the North American continent just as dead at viable shooting ranges as what ever that super-duper whooper the WH just had to have, and probably has killed a lot more of it, whatever IT is!!

    A Sorrowful Tale of High Velocity

  • The editors render the speech of this "magnetic singer and whooper" as best they can

    Black Voices From the Pulpit

  • Pete Masters wonders: "Ornothologial question: If we had to classify, would Swann be a mute, a whooper or a Bewick?"

    England v Pakistan – as it happened!

  • | Reply | Permalink what a ho! guess she feels safe with this whooper cause she knows for sure there is no vidio. are people really this stupid in america?

    Clinton: My Dad Taught Me How To Shoot

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