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v. gulped, gulp·ing, gulps
1. To swallow greedily or rapidly in large amounts: gulp down coffee.
2. To choke back by or as if by swallowing.
1. To choke or gasp, as in swallowing large amounts of liquid.
2. To swallow air audibly, as in nervousness.
1. The act of gulping.
2. A large amount swallowed at one time.

[From Middle English gulpen or from Flemish or Dutch gulpen.]

gulp′er n.
gulp′ing·ly adv.
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Noun1.gulper - a drinker who swallows large amounts greedily
drinker - a person who drinks liquids
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They have two lids; one for gulpers and the other for sippers - both which are leak-proof so there is zerospillage during journeys.
The family favourite supermarket hold this sale regularly so that wine gulpers can make the most of the savings when buying in bulk.
The alternative world of Trianukka also has gulpers and merwraiths in the sea, and fierce terrodyls with corrosive blood, in the air.
Others, however, opt to grind the bones or purchase a commercially prepared raw diet to avoid impaction or perforation, which is a risk with "gulpers" who do not adequately chew the bones before swallowing.
1 animal exposed to antifreeze, are gulpers and do not take the time to taste things first," Dr.
This would either be "gulpers" or "sippers", both self-explanatory.
Chickens, on the other hand, tend to be sippers rather than gulpers. NDSU experts say a flock of 1,000 laying hens will consume between 40 and 80 gallons of fresh water daily, with each laying bird drinking about 25 percent of her daily water intake during the two hours prior to darkness.
Political scientist Herbert Simon laid the foundation for behavioral economics in his groundbreaking exploration of "bounded rationality." Shopaholics, chain smokers, and big gulpers were not his subjects.