He was whelped and raised in the mountains on one of the sugar-estates, and is known to be of the best pedigree.
He never could do anything like a man since the day he was whelped.
The large, wolf-like form, the bushy tail—why there could be no duplicate of this ever whelped at a Zulu kraal, that was certain.
There was no sign that adult female No. 11 whelped or attempted to locate or construct a den.
Curs was unfortunate; the evil three were whelped of a mighty strain.
Out, you diminutive pint-pot, whelped of an overgrown reckoning!
Old English hwelp "whelp, young of the dog," from a Germanic root related to Old Saxon hwelp, Old Norse hvelpr, Dutch welp, German hwelf; of unknown origin. Now largely displaced by puppy. Also applied to wild animals. Sense of "scamp" first recorded early 14c.