Origin of whipping
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
Synonyms for whip
Related Words for whippingflogging, thrashing, spanking, licking, trouncing, pounding, walloping, punishment, caning, pummeling, pasting, tanning
Examples from the Web for whipping
Contemporary Examples of whipping
But then, blessedly, the next scene has them whipping out their dongs and painting with them.In Praise of ‘Dating Naked’ and the Glorious Rise of Butts on Reality TV
July 17, 2014
The band manages one encore, “Whipping Post,” but halfway through the number the audience is busily streaming toward the exits.Stacks: Hitting the Note with the Allman Brothers Band
March 15, 2014
I want to discuss the whipping sequence, because it destroyed me.Lupita Nyong’o On Her Magical Journey from Kenya to ‘12 Years A Slave’ and Possible Oscar Glory
February 22, 2014
However, he made clear that he wasn't going out of his way to help Boehner pass the bill, noting "we're not whipping this."Murray-Ryan Budget Deal Advances
December 12, 2013
And Jamie Dornan will be the chiseled hunk doing the whipping.Meet Jamie Dornan: ’50 Shades of Grey's' New Christian Grey
October 23, 2013
Historical Examples of whipping
The fear of the disgrace of a whipping was too much for me, and I succumbed to the evil one.Biography of a Slave
As for Ben, he was less afraid of a whipping than of his father's disapprobation.Biographical Stories
The aurora, like a hundred searchlights, was whipping across the sky.The Long Labrador Trail
I roared, whipping out my sword, 'for I am one of his officers.'Micah Clarke
Arthur Conan Doyle
The silent Greer endured the whipping without wincing or speaking.The Cruise of the Dry Dock
T. S. Stribling
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