How could the flogger of urchins be otherwise than animated and joyous?
Why should there be a distinction between the flogger and the flogged?
The sentence of the court was carried out by a scourger, sometimes called flagellator, or flogger.
I no more care for a flogging than a boy does at Eton: and only let the flogger beware—I will be a match for him, I warrant you.
It is also known under the name of flogger, the latter seemingly the more appropriate of the two.
1670s, slang, perhaps a schoolboy shortening of Latin flagellare "flagellate." Related: Flogged; flogging.
To offer for sale; peddle, esp in the sense of public hawking: I went to the convention to flog a new book/ Motel and bus companies flog special charter rates
[British 1919+ fr armed forces; fr British slang flog the clock, ''move the clockhands forward in order to deceive,'' applied later to the illicit selling of military stores]