Origin of whipped
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
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Examples from the Web for whipped
Contemporary Examples of whipped
Serve with the warm sauce and your choice of ice cream, whipped cream, or yogurt.Make ‘The Chew’s’ Carla Hall’s Sticky Toffee Pudding
December 28, 2014
Targeting her upper back, Couple sat cross-legged on a table while she whipped her slave.Dungeons and Genital Clamps: Inside a Legendary BDSM Chateau
December 20, 2014
She slowly moves her straw through the whipped cream in her designer latte and looks up.The Japanese Women Who Love Gay Anime
December 6, 2014
Biographer Jane Ridley has written of Edward VII, “He spied on Bertie, he whipped him, he treated him as a patient.”Kate and William’s Royal Family Values
September 22, 2014
The best part, says Ansel, is the “utterly addictive” whipped honey brown butter served in a dish alongside.The Cronut Gives Way to the Penis Pretzel
August 7, 2014
Historical Examples of whipped
I'd been whipped, an' starved, an' I was always prayin', 'Oh!Harriet, The Moses of Her People
Sarah H. Bradford
We learn nothing, we take no forward step, except as we are whipped to it by anguish.The Conquest of Fear
It was the only time in my life that my mother herself ever whipped me.The Boy Life of Napoleon
He said I threw paper balls, and Mr. Burrows whipped me; and I didn't.
I says to Adam, this very afternoon, 'I'll be whipped if I don't git in an' see what's goin' on!'Tiverton Tales
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
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.
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.
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