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1. A young offspring of a carnivorous mammal, especially a dog or wolf.
a. A child; a youth.
b. An impudent boy or young man.
a. A tooth of a sprocket wheel.
b. Nautical Any of the ridges on the barrel of a windlass or capstan.
v. whelped, whelp·ing, whelps
To give birth to whelps or a whelp.
To give birth to (whelps or a whelp).
[Middle English, from Old English hwelp.]
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1. (Zoology) a young offspring of certain animals, esp of a wolf or dog
2. derogatory a young man or youth
3. jocular a young child
4. (Nautical Terms) nautical any of the ridges, parallel to the axis, on the drum of a capstan to keep a rope, cable, or chain from slipping
5. (Zoology) (of an animal or, disparagingly, a woman) to give birth to (young)
6. (Physiology) (of an animal or, disparagingly, a woman) to give birth to (young)
[Old English hwelp(a); related to Old High German hwelf, Old Norse hvelpr, Danish hvalp]
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1. the young of the dog, or of the wolf, bear, lion, tiger, seal, etc.
2. a youth, esp. one regarded as impudent or reckless; brat.v.t.
3. (of a female dog, bear, lion, etc.) to give birth to (young).v.i.
4. (of a female dog, bear, etc.) to give birth to young.
[before 900; (n.) Middle English; Old English hwelp, c. Old Saxon hwelp, Old High German (h)welf, Old Norse hvelpr]
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Past participle: whelped
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|Noun||1.||whelp - young of any of various canines such as a dog or wolf|
young mammal - any immature mammal
puppy - a young dog
|Verb||1.||whelp - birth; "the dog whelped"|
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whelp[wɛlp] n → cucciolo
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