Meaning of whelp

whelp

Pronunciation: (hwelp, welp), [key]
— n.
  1. the young of the dog, or of the wolf, bear, lion, tiger, seal, etc.
  2. a youth, esp. an impudent or despised one.
    1. any of a series of longitudinal projections or ridges on the barrel of a capstan, windlass, etc.
    2. any of the teeth of a sprocket wheel.
—v.t., v.i.
  1. (of a female dog, lion, etc.) to give birth to (young).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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