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bullwhacker

[ bool-hwak-er, -wak- ]
/ ˈbʊlˌʰwæk ər, -ˌwæk- /
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noun Western U.S.
(especially in the early 19th century) the driver of a team of oxen.
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Origin of bullwhacker

An Americanism dating back to1855–60; bull1 + whacker
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