/ informal, mainly British /

  1. an impromptu collection of money

verbwhip round
  1. (intr, adverb) to make such a collection of money

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How to use whip-round in a sentence

  • Every now and then Angel would fling the lash of his whip round one of these, pluck it off, and give it to his companion.

  • Not satisfied by this, another flame suddenly began to whip round the bottom of the burner, like a lion lashing its tail.

    Sea and Sardinia | D. H. Lawrence
  • After every song there was a whip round for some more beer, till the seats underneath seemed to be choked up with empty bottles.

    Days and Nights in London | J. Ewing Ritchie
  • "Well, what an odd fancy," said Harriet, winding her riding whip round her fingers.

  • The Baron wound the lash of a riding-whip round and round his fingers quietly and said: 'It is no lie, my man, but the truth.'