dogwhip

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

dogwhip (plural dogwhips)

  1. A whip intended for use on dogs.
    • 1862, Philip Gilbert Hamerton, A Painter's Camp in the Highlands, and Thoughts about Art
      Here the speaker took a dogwhip from his pocket...
    • 1950, Wilhelm Stekel, Eden Paul, Technique of Analytical Psychotherapy
      On one occasion it tried to creep under her petticoat and lick her, so she thrashed it with the dogwhip.

Verb[edit]

dogwhip (third-person singular simple present dogwhips, present participle dogwhipping, simple past and past participle dogwhipped)

  1. (transitive, rare) To beat with a dogwhip.