verb (used with object), whipped or whipt, whip·ping.
verb (used without object), whipped or whipt, whip·ping.
- a party manager in a legislative body who secures attendance for voting and directs other members.
- (in Britain) a written call made on members of a party to be in attendance for voting.
- to plan or assemble quickly: to whip up a delicious dinner.
- to incite; arouse; stir: to whip up the mob.
Origin of whip
Synonyms for whip
Related Words for whipcane, beat, thrash, bash, spank, lash, rout, trounce, overpower, blast, shoot, pull, rush, whisk, whirl, tear, snatch, blend, bat, prod
Examples from the Web for whip
Contemporary Examples of whip
Given how little time they had to whip this project to the finish line, they accomplished a lot.Elvis Costello, Marcus Mumford, and Others Crowdsource A Dylan Album
November 16, 2014
What he may lack in leadership or due diligence skills, he makes up for in his abilities to whip the media into subservience.‘Whip it!’ Japanese Prime Minister Abe’s Cabinet Of Horrors
October 24, 2014
And then you'd whip out your iPhone and pull up that snarky tweet your friend wrote linking to the E!Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Martin Consciously Couple
August 15, 2014
Been dying to see that powerful sexual masochist woo and whip that mousy college student?The ‘50 Shades of Grey’ Trailer Is Pretty Ridiculous, Right?
July 24, 2014
Instead of sleeping with them, however, Joffrey forces Ros to beat Daisy with a whip… and then a giant club.Game of Thrones’ 8 Most Gruesome Deaths: From The Mountain’s Exploding Head Kill to Rat Torture
June 4, 2014
Historical Examples of whip
Then the whip was brought into requisition, and it was laid on with no light hand.Harriet, The Moses of Her People
Sarah H. Bradford
Neither did Lizzie, though her tongue was a whip for Connie.Life and Death of Harriett Frean
The minute they know you're without your whip they go for you like tigers at a wounded trainer.Way of the Lawless
But the lash of the whip found his face, and marked it for a time worse than the small-pox.Weighed and Wanting
Whip the cream until it is stiff and fold this into the mixture.Woman's Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 4
Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences
verb whips, whipping or whipped
- a member of a party chosen to organize and discipline the members of his faction, esp in voting and to assist in the arrangement of the business
- a call issued to members of a party, insisting with varying degrees of urgency upon their presence or loyal voting behaviour
- (in the British Parliament) a schedule of business sent to members of a party each week. Each item on it is underlined to indicate its importance: one line means that no division is expected, two lines means that the item is fairly important, and three lines means that the item is very important and every member must attend and vote according to the party line
Word Origin for whip
mid-13c., wippen "flap violently," from Proto-Germanic *wipp- (cf. Danish vippe "to raise with a swipe," Middle Dutch, Dutch wippen "to swing," Old High German wipf "swing, impetus"), from PIE *wib- "move quickly." The cookery sense is from 1670s. Related: Whipped; whipping. Whipping boy first recorded 1640s; whipping block is from c.1877. Whip-saw is attested from 1530s; whip snake first recorded 1774.
early 14c., from whip (v.). In parliamentary use from 1850 (the verb in this sense is recorded from 1742), from the sense in fox-hunting. The parliamentary whip's duty originally was to ensure the attendance of party members on important occasions.
In the United States Congress or state legislatures, an assistant to the majority leader or minority leader responsible for stirring up party support on issues, keeping track of party members' votes, and acting as a general liaison between the majority leader or minority leader and other party members.
In addition to the idiom beginning with whip
- whip up
- crack the whip
- lick (whip) into shape
- smart as a whip
- upper (whip) hand