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Definition of "whipping" []

  • The act of one that whips. (noun)
  • A thrashing administered especially as punishment. (noun)
  • Material, such as cord or thread, used to lash or bind parts. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "whipping" in a sentence
  • "The master seemed much inclined to consider her condemned out of her own mouth, and give her a whipping at once; for it argued more than ignorance to answer _a whipping_, instead of _the wrath and curse of"
  • "He says he may run because the United States has becoming what he calls the whipping post for the rest of the world."
  • "And the prime minister said an independent investigation would turn the Israeli army into what he called a whipping boy."