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.
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Origin of whip
OTHER WORDS FROM whip
Example sentences from the Web for whip
Over in the Assembly, San Diego Assemblyman Chris Ward and Assemblywoman Tasha Boerner Horvath have both been tapped to serve as assistant majority whips by Speaker Anthony Rendon.Sacramento Report: San Diego Restaurants vs. California|Sara Libby|December 18, 2020|Voice of San Diego
Just as soon as it had started, in 1985, Weller, once again, felt the windy whip of change.Almost anarchy: The Style Council and the smooth sounds of sophisti-pop|Mina Tavakoli|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
To use the language of the talented Mr. Whipper, "they cannot be raised in this country, without being stoop shouldered."
Just then the book-keeper, Tom, handed a memo to Whipper and he turned to me.
Satisfied there would be some money coming I then called on the hardware house of Whipper & Co.
This they refused to do and forbade the whipper, who was in the employ of the city, to obey the order.Old Taverns of New York|William Harrison Bayles
Foundation was fourth and Yankee Notions fifth, the rest were distant trailers, with Leochares the whipper in.History of the Kentucky Derby, 1875-1921|John Lawrence O'Connor
British Dictionary definitions for whip
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
Derived forms of whipwhiplike, adjectivewhipper, noun
Word Origin for whip
Cultural definitions for whip
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.
Idioms and Phrases with whip
In addition to the idiom beginning with whip
- whip up
- crack the whip
- lick (whip) into shape
- smart as a whip
- upper (whip) hand