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Definition of whippoorwill noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

whippoorwill

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈwɪpəwɪl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɪpərwɪl//
 
Birds
 
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a brown N American bird with a cry that sounds like its name See related entries: Birds Word Origin early 18th cent.: imitative of its call.
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