yelper

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

yelp +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

yelper ‎(plural yelpers)

  1. One who yelps.
    • 2009 July 21, Nate Chinen, “Vocals That Deliver a Jolt, as ‘Ooh’ Morphs Into ‘Eh’”[1], New York Times:
      Mr. Longstreth, who can be a bit of a yelper, sang sweetly, perhaps in search of contrast.
  2. (Britain, dialect) The avocet (so-called from its sharp, shrill cry).
  3. (US, dialect) A bird, the tattler.