The definition of a whelp is a young animal or child.(noun)
An example of a whelp is a puppy.
Whelp is defined as to give birth.(verb)
An example of whelp is for a dog to have puppies.
See whelp in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME < OE hwelp, akin to Ger welf, ON hvelpr, puppy, prob. < IE *kwel-, var. of base *kel-, to cry out, call > low, Welsh colwyn, puppy
transitive verb, intransitive verb
See whelp in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Old English hwelp.
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