- an impromptu collection of money
- (intr, adverb) to make such a collection of money
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Examples from the Web for whip-round
Mead and myself, however, quarrelled over the amount which I subscribed to the whip-round.
Whip-round is now a common term for a subscription of a similar kind to that described.