WHELP, n. [L.]

1. The young of the canine species, and of several other beasts of prey; a puppy; a cub; as a bear robbed of her whelps; lions whelps.

2. A son; in contempt.

3. A young man; in contempt.

WHELP, v.i. To bring forth young, as the female of the canine species and some other beasts of prey.