horsewhip

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

a whip for controlling horses.

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

to beat with a horsewhip.

Nearby words

  1. horseshoes,
  2. horsetail,
  3. horsetail agaric,
  4. horsetail tree,
  5. horseweed,
  6. horsewoman,
  7. horsey,
  8. horsily,
  9. horst,
  10. horst wessel song

Origin of horsewhip

1300–50; Middle English. See horse, whip

Related formshorse·whip·per, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for horse-whip

horsewhip

/ (ˈhɔːsˌwɪp) /

noun

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

verb -whips, -whipping or -whipped

(tr) to flog with such a whip
Derived Formshorsewhipper, noun

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Word Origin and History for horse-whip

horse-whip

n.

1690s, from horse (n.) + whip (n.). As a verb from 1768. Related: Horserwhipped; horsewhipping.

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