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[hwip-er-in, wip-]
noun, plural whip·pers-in.
  1. Fox Hunting. a professional or honorary member of a hunt staff who assists the huntsman with the hounds.
  2. British. whip(def 28).
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Origin of whipper-in

First recorded in 1730–40
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noun plural whippers-in
  1. a person employed to assist the huntsman managing the hounds in a hunt
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