whiplash

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

whip +‎ lash

Noun[edit]

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whiplash (plural whiplashes)

  1. the lash of a whip
  2. an injury to the upper spine caused by a violent jerk of the head in either a backward or forward or side to side direction

Synonyms[edit]

  • whiplash injury (2)

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Verb[edit]

whiplash (third-person singular simple present whiplashes, present participle whiplashing, simple past and past participle whiplashed)

  1. To jerk back and forth; to buffet
  2. To lash as if with a whip
    • 1990, V.C. Andrews, My Sweet Audrina[1], ISBN 0671729462, page 98:
      After a while, he let go of my hand in order to protect his own face from being whiplashed by the low branches.