Definition of whooper in English:

whooper

noun

  • 1A large migratory swan with a black and yellow bill and a loud trumpeting call, breeding in northern Eurasia and Greenland.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Three juvenile female whoopers made their way to South Dakota.’
    • ‘As the fall of 2002 approached, researchers hoped the cranes would fly south unassisted, while a new flock of whoopers trailed ultralights.’
    • ‘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.’
  • 2

    short for whooping crane

Pronunciation:

whooper

/ˈ(h)wo͞opər//ˈho͞opər//ˈ(h)wo͝opər/