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quirt

[ kwurt ]
/ kwɜrt /
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noun
a riding whip consisting of a short, stout stock and a lash of braided leather.
verb (used with object)
to strike with a quirt.
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Origin of quirt

1835–45, Americanism; perhaps <Spanish cuerdacord
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British Dictionary definitions for quirt

quirt
/ (kwɜːt) US and Southern African /

noun
a whip with a leather thong at one end
verb (tr)
to strike with a quirt

Word Origin for quirt

C19: from Spanish cuerda cord
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