whinny, whip n. & v.
1 a lash attached to a stick for urging on animals or punishing etc.
2 a a member of a political party in Parliament appointed to control its parliamentary discipline and tactics, esp. ensuring attendance and voting in debates. b Brit. the whips' written notice requesting or requiring attendance for voting at a division etc., variously underlined according to the degree of urgency (three-line whip). c (prec. by the) party discipline and instructions (asked for the Labour whip).
3 a dessert made with whipped cream etc.
4 the action of beating cream, eggs, etc., into a froth.
5 = WHIPPER-IN.
6 a rope-and-pulley hoisting apparatus.
--v. (whipped, whipping)
1 tr. beat or urge on with a whip.
2 tr. beat (cream or eggs etc.) into a froth.
3 tr. & intr. take or move suddenly, unexpectedly, or rapidly (whipped away the tablecloth; whipped out a knife; whip off your coat; whipped behind the door).
4 tr. Brit. sl. steal (who's whipped my pen?).
5 tr. sl. a excel. b defeat.
6 tr. bind with spirally wound twine.
7 tr. sew with overcast stitches.
whip-bird any Australian bird of the genus Psophodes with a cry like the crack of a whip. whip-crane a light derrick with tackle for hoisting. whip-graft Hort. a graft with the tongue of the scion in a slot in the stock and vice versa. whip hand
1 a hand that holds the whip (in riding etc.).
2 (usu. prec. by the) the advantage or control in any situation. whip in bring (hounds) together. whip on urge into action. whip-round esp. Brit. colloq. an informal collection of money from a group of people. whip scorpion any arachnid of the order Uropygi, with a long slender tail-like appendage, which secretes an irritating vapour. whip snake any of various long slender snakes of the family Colubridae. whip-stitch a stitch made by whipping. whip up 1 excite or stir up (feeling etc.).
2 summon (attendance).
whipless adj. whiplike adj. whipper n.
ME (h)wippen (v.), prob. f. MLG & MDu. wippen swing, leap, dance
bark, bawl, bay, bell, bellow, blare, blat, blate, bleat, bray, call, caterwaul, cry, give tongue, give voice, howl, low, meow, mew, mewl, miaow, moo, neigh, nicker, pule, roar, screak, scream, screech, squall, squeak, squeal, troat, ululate, wail, whicker, whine, yap, yawl, yawp, yelp, yip, yowl
cry, roar, bellow, blare, rebellow, growl, snarl, bark, bow-wow, yelp, bay, bay at the moon, yap, yip, yipe, growl, yarr, yawl, snarl, howl, grunt, gruntle, snort, squeak neigh, whinny
, bray, mew, mewl, meow, purr, caterwaul, pule, baa, bleat, low, moo, troat, croak, peep, coo, gobble, quack, honk, gaggle, guggle, crow, caw, squawk, screech cackle, cluck, clack, chuck, chuckle, hoot, hoo, chirp, cheep, chirrup, twitter, cuckoo, warble, trill, tweet, pipe, whistle, hum, buzz, hiss, blatter, ratatat.