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definition of the word whip

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From Middle English hwippen or whippen. Middle low German and Middle Dutch wippen (to move quickly), Possibly from a Proto-Germanic *wip, although such word has not yet been found written. Perhaps also from Latin vibare (to shake), akin to the Sanskrit root  (vep). (See Swedish vippa and Danish vippe (to shake)).

Singular
whip

Plural
whips

whip (plural whips)

  1. A rod or rope used to punish or torture victims by hitting them.
  2. A member of a political party who is in charge of enforcing the party's policies in votes.
  3. (nautical) A purchase in which one block is used to gain a 2:1 mechanical advantage.
  4. (slang) A car.


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