whiptail

[hwip-teyl, wip-]
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noun

any of numerous New World lizards of the family Teiidae, especially of the genus Cnemidophorus, characterized by great agility and alertness.
any of various other whip-tailed animals, as the whipscorpion.

Nearby words

  1. whipscorpion,
  2. whipsnake,
  3. whipstall,
  4. whipstitch,
  5. whipstock,
  6. whiptail wallaby,
  7. whipworm,
  8. whir,
  9. whirl,
  10. whirlabout

Origin of whiptail

First recorded in 1765–75; whip + tail1

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