whipper-in

[ hwip-er-in, wip- ]
/ ˈʰwɪp ərˈɪn, ˈwɪp- /
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noun, plural whip·pers-in.

Fox Hunting. a professional or honorary member of a hunt staff who assists the huntsman with the hounds.
British. whip(def 28).

Nearby words

  1. whipbird,
  2. whipcord,
  3. whiplash,
  4. whiplash injury,
  5. whipped,
  6. whippersnapper,
  7. whippet,
  8. whipping,
  9. whipping boy,
  10. whipping cream

Origin of whipper-in

First recorded in 1730–40

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British Dictionary definitions for whipper-in

whipper-in

noun plural whippers-in

a person employed to assist the huntsman managing the hounds in a hunt
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