- whiplash injury,
- whipping boy,
- whipping cream,
- whipping post,
- whipple's disease
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
Examples from the Web for whipping
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|Grover Lewis|March 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Marlow Stern|February 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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."
And Jamie Dornan will be the chiseled hunk doing the whipping.Meet Jamie Dornan: ’50 Shades of Grey's' New Christian Grey|Kevin Fallon|October 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Nor is Cole worried that his party will be seen as whipping a dead horse to score cheap political points.Obamacare 37, Republicans 0: House GOP Loses Again on Repeal Vote|Michelle Cottle|May 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Mrs. Avery received one whipping, with a hair brush, for disobedience; this was given to her by the mistress.
Whipping out his sword, Conan bounded across the glade and plunged into the thicket.Shadows in the Moonlight|Robert E. Howard
I stuck to the whipping, and only left off when I was too tired to wield the rod any more.Lines in Pleasant Places|William Senior
I went to sleep and jerked the churn over on top of me, and consequently got a whipping.Memories of Childhood's Slavery Days|Annie L. Burton
Cockles' hands dropped momentarily, and Keeks, whipping in a smashing right uppercut, had his man down and out.
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