whip-round

/ informal, mainly British /

noun

an impromptu collection of money

verb whip round

(intr, adverb) to make such a collection of money

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Example sentences from the Web for whip-round

  • Mead and myself, however, quarrelled over the amount which I subscribed to the whip-round.

    The Bonadventure|Edmund Blunden
  • Whip-round is now a common term for a subscription of a similar kind to that described.

    The Slang Dictionary|John Camden Hotten