[ hawrs-hwip, -wip ]
/ ˈhɔrsˌʰwɪp, -ˌwɪp /


a whip for controlling horses.

verb (used with object), horse·whipped, horse·whip·ping.

to beat with a horsewhip.

Origin of horsewhip

1300–50; Middle English. See horse, whip

Related forms

horse·whip·per, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for horse-whip


/ (ˈhɔːsˌwɪp) /


a whip, usually with a long thong, used for managing horses

verb -whips, -whipping or -whipped

(tr) to flog with such a whip

Derived Forms

horsewhipper, noun
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