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whippy

[hwip-ee, wip-ee]
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adjective, whip·pi·er, whip·pi·est.
  1. of, relating to, or resembling a whip.
  2. bending and snapping back in the manner of a whip: a whippy tree branch.
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Origin of whippy

First recorded in 1865–70; whip + -y1
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Examples from the Web for whippy

Historical Examples

  • But presently only the whippy tail stirred in recognition of their voices.

    Quick Action

    Robert W. Chambers

  • Lorra-gorry, massa, don't like you whippy: Don't sell Gubbe'nor down a Mississippi!

    Sheppard Lee, Vol. II (of 2)

    Robert Montgomery Bird

  • It will, therefore, be seen that it is very inadvisable to have a long head when one is using a whippy shaft.

    The Soul of Golf

    Percy Adolphus Vaile

  • A good elastic rod is wanted for fly casting, but a too willowy or whippy action had best be avoided.

  • He spent the morning trying to concoct simple springs out of bark strips and whippy branches.

    The Syndic

    C.M. Kornbluth