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horsewhip

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Etymology

A portmanteau word from hors meaning horse + Middle low German and Middle Dutch wippen, meaning to move quickly, through Middle English hwippen or whippen. See fuller etymology for the latter at whip.

Noun

Singular
horsewhip

Plural
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horsewhip ({{{1}}})
  1. A whip used on horses.

Verb

Infinitive
to horsewhip

Third person singular
horsewhip

Simple past
ing

Past participle
-

Present participle
p

to horsewhip (third-person singular simple present horsewhip, present participle p, simple past and past participle ing)
  1. To flog or lash somebody savagely with a horsewhip.
    • Anthony Trollope 1815 - 1888. The Prime Minister: 'He had told his wife that he would ask Fletcher to give up the borough, and that he would make that request with a horsewhip in his hand....But there were difficulties. A man is not horsewhipped simply because you wish to horsewhip him.'

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