whelp

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the young of a mammal
a tooth on a sprocket wheel (compare sprocket, def. 2; cog, def. 1)
one of several wooden strips to prevent wear on a windlass on a clipper-era ship
to give birth

The bitch whelped.

an insolent youth
{n} a puppy, cub, young man, son, piece
{v} to bring young as a bitch, to pup
One of the young of a dog or a beast of prey; a puppy; a cub; as, a lion's whelps
{i} young offspring of some mammals (i.e. dogs, bears, lion, etc.); ill-mannered child
A child; a youth; jocosely or in contempt
To bring forth young; said of the female of the dog and some beasts of prey
One of the teeth of a sprocket wheel
an insolent youngster
birth; "the dog whelped
{f} give birth to whelps, bring forth (offensive when said of a woman)
A whelp is a young animal, especially a young dog or wolf. a young animal, especially a dog or lion. if a dog or lion whelps, it gives birth
To bring forth, as cubs or young; to give birth to
birth; "the dog whelped"
One of the longitudinal ribs or ridges on the barrel of a capstan or a windless; usually in the plural; as, the whelps of a windlass
young of any of various canines such as a dog or wolf
whelped
(used of a canine) born
whelps
plural of whelp
whelp

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    [ 'hwelp, 'welp ] (noun.) before 12th century. Old English hwelp 'pup, wolf cub', from Proto-Germanic *xwelpaz (compare Dutch welp, obsolete German Welf, Danish hvalp), from pre-Germanic *kʷelbos, from Proto-Indo-European *gʷelbhos (compare Old Church Slavonic жрѣбѧ (žrěbę) 'foal', Latin vulva, bolva, volba 'womb', Ancient Greek βρέφος (bréphos) 'fœtus, newborn', Hittite huēlpi 'overipe, fresh; newborn animal', Sanskrit उल्ब (úlba, úlva) 'womb').

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