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whip-cracker

[ hwip-krak-er, wip- ]
/ ˈʰwɪpˌkræk ər, ˈwɪp- /

noun

a person who cracks a whip.
a person who exerts authority, especially excessively or ostentatiously.

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Nearby words

whip roll, whip scorpion, whip snake, whip up, whip-and-tongue graft, whip-cracker, whip-round, whip-tailed, whip-tailed ray, whipbird, whipcord
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