noun, plural whip·pers-in.
Origin of whipper-in
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They should name this line from the “whipper-in” of the House, for it is nothing more than a call-wire for members.Curiosities of Civilization|Andrew Wynter
To the latter were attached an old French whipper-in, a lad from Courland, and a German.Memoirs of the Empress Catherine II.|Catherine II, Empress of Russia
"With Mr. Daubeny as whipper-in, perhaps he might," said Lady Laura.Phineas Finn|Anthony Trollope
But after all, it was not his business to be the whipper-in for lectures.Molly Brown of Kentucky|Nell Speed
Up the road he soon saw the Whipper-in, riding leisurely along.The Bishop of Cottontown|John Trotwood Moore