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buggy whip

Slang definitions & phrases for buggy whip

buggy whip


Old-fashioned; outmoded; antique; old-timey: still manages to epitomize buggy-whip thinking in an increasingly sophisticated high-tech communications world (1970s+)


: abuggy-whip antenna

noun phrase

A long radio antenna on a car (1940s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • The only thing to do is to get out and use the buggy whip on her and her yearling.

    In Pastures Green Peter McArthur
  • This enabled the boy to get ahead of them with the buggy whip.

  • Clara held the buggy whip in her hand and raised it to hit the horse.

    Poor White Sherwood Anderson
  • I seen him through the winder hit her with the buggy whip, and everything.

    Rolling Stones

    O. Henry
  • It was in this mood that he came upon Miss Jim, who was in the act of disentangling a long lace scarf from her buggy whip.

    Mr. Opp Alice Hegan Rice
  • Yes, mam, de overseer would stock you down en whip you wid a buggy whip.

  • Just as train 78 paused at this place, a colored man with a buggy whip under his arm got aboard.

  • Then a young fellow who carried a buggy whip and smoked a cigar said, "How does the doctoring go, Jason?"

    Benefits Forgot Honor Willsie
  • Mac's whalin' the whey out o' Hicks an' Hicks couldn't touch him with a buggy whip.

    Captain Scraggs Peter B. Kyne
  • Uncle wanted those shears badly, so he received us with the buggy whip—and he didn't draw the colour line either.

    Over the Sliprails Henry Lawson

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