[ hwip-ing, wip- ]
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  1. a beating or flogging, especially one administered with a whip or the like in punishment.

  2. a defeat, as in sports.

  1. an arrangement of cord, twine, or the like, whipped or wound about a thing, as to bind parts together or prevent unraveling, as at the end of a rope.

Origin of whipping

First recorded in 1530–40; whip + -ing1

Other words from whipping

  • self-whipping, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for whipping


/ (ˈwɪpɪŋ) /

  1. a thrashing or beating with a whip or similar implement

  2. cord or twine used for binding or lashing

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