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WHIP, hwip, _n._ that which whips: a lash with a handle for punishing or driving: a driver, coachman: one who enforces the attendance of a political party: a whipper-in, the person who manages the hounds: a call made on members of parliament to be in their places against important divisions: a simple form of hoisting apparatus, a small tackle consisting of a single rope and block.--_v.t._ to strike with a lash: to drive or punish with lashes: to lash with sarcasm: (_coll._) to beat, outdo: to beat into a froth, as eggs, cream, &c.: to keep together, as a party: to fish with fly: to overlay, as one cord with another, to enwrap, lay regularly on: to sew lightly: to overcast, as a seam: to move quickly, snatch (with _up_, _away_, _out_).--_v.i._ to move nimbly: to make a cast in fishing with fly:--_pr.p._ whip'ping; _pa.t._ and _pa.p._ whipped, whipt.--_ns._ WHIP'-AND-DER'RY, a hoisting apparatus--same as _whip_ above; WHIP'CAT, a tailor; WHIP'CORD, cord for making whips.--_adj._ WHIP'CORDY, tough like whipcord.--_v.t._ WHIP'-GRAFT, to graft by fitting a tongue cut on the scion to a slit cut slopingly in the stock.--_ns._ WHIP'-HAND, the hand that holds the whip: advantage over; WHIP'-HAND'LE, the handle or stock of a whip: an advantage; WHIP'JACK, a poor whining seaman who never was at sea; WHIP'LASH, the lash of a whip; WHIP'PER, one who whips: an officer who inflicts the penalty of whipping; WHIP'PER-IN, one who keeps the hounds from wandering, and whips them in to the line of chase: one who enforces the discipline of a party; WHIP'PER-SNAP'PER, a pretentious but insignificant person; WHIP'PING, act of whipping: punishment with the whip or lash: a defeat: a binding of twine, as at the end of a rope: in bookbinding, the sewing of the edges of single leaves in sections by overcasting the thread--also WHIP'-STITCH'ING; WHIP'PING-BOY, a boy formerly educated along with a prince and bearing his punishments for him; WHIP'PING-CHEER (_Shak._), chastisement; WHIP'PING-POST, a post to which offenders are tied to be whipped: the punishment itself; WHIP'-SAW, a saw usually set in a frame, for dividing timber lengthwise, and commonly worked by two persons.--_v.t._ to cut with a whip-saw: to have the advantage of a person at every point.--_ns._ WHIP'-SNAKE, a name given in North America to various species of the genus _Masticophis_ (esp. _M. flagelliformis_, the coach-whip snake, four to five feet long, slender, and harmless), as also to species of _Philodryas_, of _Passerita_, &c.; WHIP'-SOCK'ET, a socket to hold the butt of a whip; WHIP'-STAFF, the handle of a whip; WHIP'STER (_Shak._), same as WHIPPER-SNAPPER; WHIP'-STITCH, a kind of half-ploughing--_raftering_: a hasty composition: a tailor; WHIP'-STOCK, the rod or handle of a whip.--_adjs._ WHIP'-TAIL, -TAILED, having a long, slender tail.--WHIP AND SPUR, with great haste; WHIP THE CAT, to practise small economies: to work by the day as a dressmaker going from house to house. [M. E. _whippen_; prob. a form of _wippen_--Old Dut. _wippen_, to shake, conn. with Old High Ger. _wipph_, swinging motion (Ger. _weifen_, to move), and akin to L. _vibr[=a]re_, to tremble.]

WHIPPET, hwip'et, _n._ (_obs._) a kind of dog, a cross between a greyhound and spaniel.


WHIP-POOR-WILL, hwip'-p[=oo]r-wil', _n._ a species of goat-sucker, a native of North America. [So named from the fancied resemblance of its notes to the words _whip poor Will_.]

WHIPPY, hwip'i, _adj._ (_Scot._) active, nimble.--_n._ a pert young woman.

WHIR, hw[.e]r, _n._ a sound from rapid whirling.--_v.i._ to whirl round with a noise.--_v.t._ (_Shak._) to hurry away with a whizzing sound:--_pr.p._ whir'ring; _pa.t._ and _pa.p._ whirred.--_n._ WHIR'RING.

[Dan. _hvirre_, to whirl; ult. imit.]

WHIRL, hw[.e]rl, _n._ a turning with rapidity: anything that turns with velocity.--_v.i._ to revolve rapidly.--_v.t._ to turn round rapidly: to carry away rapidly, as on wheels.--_ns._ WHIRL'-ABOUT', anything that turns round rapidly; WHIRL'-BAT (_obs._), the ancient cestus; WHIRL'-BLAST, a whirling blast of wind; WHIRL'-BONE, the knee-cap; WHIRL'ER; WHIRL'IGIG, a child's toy which is spun or whirled rapidly round: a merry-go-round: anything that revolves rapidly: the water-beetle (_Gyrinus_): an ancient instrument of punishment, consisting of a pivoted wooden cage in which the prisoner was spun round; WHIRL'ING; WHIRL'ING-DER'VISH, one of an order of Mohammedan devotees who dance or spin round--the Mevlevis or dancing dervishes, founded in 1273; WHIRL'ING-T[=A]'BLE, -MACHINE', a machine exhibiting the effects of centripetal and centrifugal forces: an instrument used by potters; WHIRL'POOL, a circular current in a river or sea, produced by opposing tides, winds, or currents: an eddy; WHIRL'WIND, a violent aerial current, with a whirling, rotary, or spiral motion and wild circling rush. [Skeat explains M. E. _whirlen_ as a contraction for an assumed _whirf-le_, a freq. of Ice. _hvirfla_, to whirl, freq. of _hverfa_ (pa.t.

_hvarf_), to turn round; Ger. _wirbeln_, to whirl.]

WHIRRET, hwir'et, _n._ (_obs._) a blow.--_v.t._ to give a box on the ear to: to vex.--Also WHIRR'ICK.

WHIRRY, hw[.e]r'i, _v.i._ (_Scot._) to fly rapidly.

WHISH, hwish, _v.i._ to move with the whizzing sound of rapid motion.


WHISH, hwish, _interj._ hush!--also WHISHT.--_adj._ (_obs._) silent.

WHISK, hwisk, _v.t._ to move with a quick motion: to sweep or stir rapidly.--_v.i._ to move nimbly and rapidly.--_n._ a rapid sweeping motion: a small bunch of anything used for a brush: a small instrument for beating or whisking, esp. eggs.--_ns._ WHIS'KER, he who, or that which, whisks: the hair on the sides of a man's face (esp. in _pl._): the bristle on the face of a cat, &c.; WHISKERAN'DO, a whiskered person, in allusion to Don Ferolo _Whiskerandos_ in Sheridan's _Critic_.--_adjs._ WHISKERAN'DOED, WHIS'KERED, WHIS'KERY, having whiskers; WHIS'KING, moving briskly; WHIS'KY-FRIS'KY, flighty. [Scand., Ice. _visk_, a wisp of hay; Sw. _viska_, to wipe, Ger.

_wischen_; prob. conn. with _wash_.]

WHISK, hwisk, _n._ whist. [So called from the rapid action of sweeping the cards off the table after a trick has been won.]

WHISKET, hwis'ket, _n._ (_prov._) a basket.

WHISKY, WHISKEY, hwis'ki, _n._ a spirit made by the distillation of the fermented extract from malted and unmalted cereals, potatoes, or any starch-yielding material--the best qualities made either from malted barley alone, or from a mixed grist of barley-malt and dried barley and oats.--_adjs._ WHIS'KIFIED, WHIS'KEYFIED, intoxicated.--_n._ WHIS'KY-LIV'ER, cirrhosis of the liver, from too much whisky.--WHISKY INSURRECTION, an outbreak against the excise regulations which occurred in Western Pennsylvania in 1794; WHISKY TODDY, toddy having whisky for its chief ingredient. [Gael. _uisge beatha_--_uisge_, water, _beatha_, life; cf. L. _vita_, Gr. _bios_, life.]

WHISKY, WHISKEY, hwis'ki, _n._ a light gig.

WHISKY-JACK, hwis'ki-jak, _n._ the gray or Canada jay.--Also WHIS'KY-JOHN.

[Amer. Ind. _wiss-ka-tjan_.]

WHISPER, hwis'p[.e]r, _v.i._ to speak with a low sound: to speak very softly: to plot secretly.--_v.t._ to utter in a low voice or under the breath.--_n._ a low, hissing voice or sound: cautious or timorous speaking: a secret hint: a low rustling sound.--_ns._ WHIS'PERER, one who whispers: (_B._) a secret informer; WHIS'PERING, whispered talk: insinuation.--_adj._ like a whisper.--_n._ WHIS'PERING-GALL'ERY, a gallery or dome so constructed that a whisper or slight sound is carried to an unusual distance.--_advs._ WHIS'PERINGLY, in a whisper or low voice; WHIS'PEROUSLY, in a whisper. [A.S. _hwisprian_; Ger. _wispern_, Ice. _hviskra_; allied to _whistle_.]

WHIST, hwist, _adj._ hushed: silent.--_v.i._ to become silent.--_v.t._ (_Spens._) to hush or silence.--_interj._ hush! silence! be still! [Akin to _hist!_]

WHIST, hwist, _n._ a well-known game at cards, played with the whole pack, by two against two.--_ns._ WHIST'-PLAY, play in the game of whist; WHIST'-PLAY'ER.--DUMMY WHIST (see Dummy); FIVE POINT WHIST, whist played without counting honours; LONG WHIST, a game of ten points with honours counting; SHORT WHIST, the game of five points, without honours. [Orig.

_whisk_. Cf. _Whisk_.]

WHISTLE, hwis'l, _v.i._ to make a shrill sound by forcing the breath through the lips contracted: to make a like sound with an instrument: to sound shrill: to inform by whistling, to become informer.--_v.t._ to form or utter by whistling: to call by a whistle.--_n._ the sound made in whistling: a small wind instrument: an instrument sounded by escaping steam, used for signalling on railway-engines, steamships, &c.--_adj._ WHIS'TLE-DRUNK (_obs._), too drunk to whistle.--_ns._ WHIS'TLE-FISH, a rockling; WHIS'TLER, one who, or that which, whistles: a kind of marmot: a broken-winded horse; WHIS'TLING.--_adv._ WHIS'TLINGLY.--_n._ WHIS'TLING-SHOP (_slang_), a shebeen, the keeper being called a _whistler_.--WHISTLE DOWN THE WIND, to talk to no purpose; WHISTLE FOR, to summon by whistling; WHISTLE FOR A WIND, a superstitious practice of old sailors during a calm; WHISTLE OFF, to send off by a whistle: (_Shak._) turn loose.--GO WHISTLE (_Shak._), to go to the deuce; PAY FOR ONE'S WHISTLE, to pay highly for one's caprice; PIGS AND WHISTLES, an exclamation equivalent to 'The deuce!' or the like--also in phrase, 'To make pigs and whistles of anything'=to make a sad mess of it; WET ONE'S WHISTLE (_coll._), to take a drink of liquor; WORTH THE WHISTLE, worth the trouble of calling for. [A.S. _hwistlian_; Sw. _hvissla_; cf. _Whisper_.]

WHIT, hwit, _n._ the smallest particle imaginable: a bit. [By-form of _wight_, a creature.]

WHITE, hw[=i]t, _adj._ of the colour of pure snow: pale, pallid: colourless: pure: unblemished: purified from sin: bright: burnished without ornament: transparent and colourless, as of wine: pertaining to the Carmelite monks: gracious, favourable: (_U.S._) reliable, honest.--_n._ the colour of snow: anything white, as a white man, the mark at which an arrow is shot, the albuminous part of an egg.--_v.t._ to make white.--_ns._ WHITE'-ALLOY', a cheap alloy used to imitate silver; WHITE'-ANT, a termite.--_adj._ WHITE'-BACKED, having the back white or marked with white.--_ns._ WHITE'BAIT, the name by which the fry of the herring and sprat are known in the market, and when served for the table, esp. in London; WHITE'-BASS, a silvery serranoid fish of the American Great Lake region.--_adj._ WHITE'-BEAKED, having a white beak.--_ns._ WHITE'-BEAR, the polar bear; WHITE'-BEARD, an old man.-_adjs._ WHITE'-BEARD'ED; WHITE'-BELL'IED; WHITE'-BILLED.--_ns._ WHITE'BOY, a member of an association of Irish peasants first formed in County Tipperary about 1761--wearing white shirts--long noted for agrarian outrages; WHITE'BOYISM, the principles of the Whiteboys; WHITE'-BRASS, an alloy of copper and zinc.--_adj._ WHITE'-BREAST' WHITE'CAPS (_U.S._), the name given to a self-constituted committee of persons who generally commit outrageous acts under the guise of serving the community.--_ns._ WHITE'CHAPEL-CART, a light two-wheeled spring-cart much used by London butchers, grocers, &c.; WHITE'-COPP'ER, a light-coloured alloy of copper.--_adjs._ WHITE'-CREST'ED, -CROWNED, having the crest or crown white--of WHITE'-CROPS, grain, as barley, rye, wheat.--_ns._ WHITE'-DAMP, carbonic oxide, a poisonous but not inflammable gas found in coal-mines in the after-damp; WHITE'-EL'EPHANT (see ELEPHANT).--_adjs._ WHITE'-FACED, having a face pale with fear or from illness: with white front, forehead--also WHITE'-FRONT'ED; WHITE'-F[=A]'VOURED, wearing white favours.--_ns._ WHITE'-FEATH'ER (see FEATHER); WHITE'FISH, a general name for such fish as the whiting, haddock, menhaden, &c.: the largest of all the _Coregoni_ or American lake whitefish; WHITE'FRIAR, one of the Carmelite order of friars, so called from their white dress.--_adj._ WHITE'-HAND'ED, having white hands unstained with guilt.--_ns._ WHITE'-HASS (_Scot._), an oatmeal and suet pudding; WHITE'HEAD, the blue-winged snow-goose: a breed of domestic pigeons, a white-tailed monk; WHITE'-HEAT, the degree of heat at which bodies become white; WHITE'-HERR'ING, a fresh or uncured herring; WHITE'-HON'EYSUCKLE, the clammy azalea; WHITE'-HORSE, the name applied to a figure of a horse on a hillside, formed by removing the turf so as to show the underlying chalk--the most famous in Berkshire, at Uffington, traditionally supposed to commemorate Alfred the Great's victory of Ashdown (871)--periodically 'scoured' or cleaned from turf, &c.--_adj._ WHITE'-HOT.--_ns._ WHITE'-[=I]RON, pig-iron in which the carbon is almost entirely in chemical combination with the iron; WHITE'-L[=A]'DY, a spectral figure which appears in many of the castles of Germany, as at Ansbach, Baireuth, Altenburg, &c., by night as well as by day, particularly when the death of any member of the family is imminent; WHITE'-LAND, land with a stiff clayey soil white when dry; WHITE'LEAD, a carbonate of lead used in painting white; WHITE'-LEATH'ER (see LEATHER); WHITE'-LEG, an ailment of women after parturition--also _Milk-leg_; WHITE'-LIE (see LIE); WHITE'-LIGHT, ordinary sunlight; WHITE'-LIME, whitewash.--_adjs._ WHITE'-LIMED, whitewashed; WHITE'-LIST'ED, having white lists or stripes on a darker ground; WHITE'-LIV'ERED, having a pale look, so called because thought to be caused by a white liver: cowardly: malicious; WHITE'LY (_Shak._), coming near to white, white-faced.--_ns._ WHITE'-MEAT, food made of milk, butter, eggs, &c.: the flesh of poultry, rabbits, veal, &c.; WHITE'-MET'AL, a general name for alloys of light colour.--_v.t._ WH[=I]'TEN, to make white: to bleach.--_v.i._ to become or turn white.--_ns._ WH[=I]T'ENER; WHITE'NESS; WHITE'-POT, a Devonshire dish of sliced rolls, milk, eggs, sugar, &c. baked; WHITE'-PRECIP'ITATE, a white mercurial preparation used externally; WHITE'-PYR[=I]'TES, marcasite; WHITE'-RENT, the tinner's poll-tax of eightpence to the Duke of Cornwall: rent paid in silver.--_adj._ WHITE'-RUMPED.--_ns._ WHITES (see LEUCORRHOEA); WHITE'-SALT, salt dried and calcined; WHITE'SMITH, a worker in tinned or white iron: a tinsmith; WHITE'-SQUALL (see SQUALL); WHITE'STONE, granulite; WHITE'-SWELL'ING, a disease of the joints, esp. the knee, in which the synovial membrane passes into pulpy degeneration; WHITE'THORN, the common hawthorn; WHITE'THROAT, a bird of the same genus as the Blackcap, having the breast and belly of a brownish-white; WHITE'-VIT'RIOL, sulphate of zinc; WHITE'WASH, slaked quicklime, reduced to the consistency of milk by means of water, used for colouring walls and as a disinfectant: a wash for the skin: false colouring.--_v.t._ to cover with whitewash: to give a fair appearance to.--_ns._ WHITE'WASHER, one who whitewashes; WHITE'-WA'TER, shoal water near the shore, breakers: the foaming water in rapids, &c.; WHITE'-WAX, bleached beeswax: Chinese wax, or pela; WHITE'-WINE, any wine of clear transparent colour, as hock, &c.; WHITE'WING, the velvet scoter, scurf-duck: the chaffinch.--_adj._ WHITE'-WINGED.--_ns._ WHITE'WOOD, a name applied to a large number of trees or their timber--the American tulip-tree, white-wood cedar, cheesewood, &c.; WH[=I]'TING, a small sea-fish allied to the cod, so called from its white colour: ground chalk free from stony matter and other impurities, extensively used as a size-colour, &c.--also WHITE'NING, and SPANISH WHITE, PARIS WHITE (the finest); WH[=I]'TING-TIME (_Shak._), bleaching-time.--_adj._ WH[=I]'TISH, somewhat white.--_ns._ WH[=I]'TISHNESS; WH[=I]T'STER (_Shak._), a bleacher of cloth or clothes.--_adjs._ WH[=I]'TY, whitish; WH[=I]'TY-BROWN, white with a tinge of brown.--WHITE-HEADED EAGLE, the North American bald eagle; WHITE HORSE, a white-topped wave; WHITE HOUSE, a popular name of the official residence of the President of the United States at Washington; WHITE OF AN EGG, the albumen, the pellucid viscous fluid surrounding the yolk; WHITE OF THE EYE, that part of the ball of the eye which surrounds the iris or coloured part.--CHINA WHITE, a very pure variety of whitelead--also SILVER WHITE and FRENCH WHITE; PEARL WHITE, the basic nitrate of bismuth used as a cosmetic; ZINC WHITE, impure oxide of zinc.--MARK WITH A WHITE STONE (see STONE); SHOW THE WHITE FEATHER (see FEATHER). [A.S. _hwit_; Ice. _hvitr_, Ger.


WHITHER, hwith'[.e]r, _adv._ to what place? to which place: to what: whithersoever.--_adv._ WHITHERSOEV'ER, to whatever place.--NO WHITHER, to no place. [A.S. _hwider_, from the stem of _who_. Cf. _Thither_, _There_.]

WHITLEATHER, hwit'leth-[.e]r, _n._ leather dressed with alum, white leather: the paxwax or nuchal ligament of the ox.

WHITLOW, hwit'l[=o], _n._ a painful inflammatory affection of the fingers, almost always proceeding to suppuration, paronychia.--_n._ WHIT'LOW-GRASS, a small British saxifrage: the small _Draba verna_ of America. [A corr. of _whick-flaw_=quick-flaw. Cf. _Quick_ and _Flaw_.]

WHIT-MONDAY, hwit'-mun'd[=a], _n._ the Monday following Whitsunday.

WHITSOUR, hwit'sowr, _n._ a kind of summer apple.

WHITSUN, hwit'sun, _adj._ pertaining to, or observed at, _Whitsuntide_.--_ns._ WHIT'SUN-ALE, a festival formerly held at WHITSUNTIDE; WHIT'SUNDAY, WHIT'SUNTIDE, the seventh Sunday after Easter, commemorating the day of Pentecost, when the converts in the primitive Church wore white robes: in Scotland, one of the term-days (May 15) on which rents, annuities, &c. are payable, the Whitsunday removal terms in towns being fixed as May 28; WHIT'SUNTIDE, the season of Pentecost, comprising the week following Pentecost Sunday; WHIT'SUN-WEEK, the week beginning with Whitsunday.

WHITTAW, hwit'aw, _n._ (_prov._) a saddler.--Also WHITT'AWER.

WHITTIE-WHATTIE, hwit'i-hwot'i, _v.i._ (_Scot._) to mutter, whisper.--_n._ language intended to deceive.

WHITTLE, hwit'l, _v.t._ to pare or cut with a knife: to cut to an edge.--_v.i._ to cut wood aimlessly: (_obs. slang_) to confess at the gallows.--_n._ a small pocket-knife. [M. E. _thwitel_--A.S. _thwitan_, to cut.]

WHITTLE, hwit'l, _n._ (_prov._) a woollen shawl: a blanket. [A.S. _hwitel_, a white mantle--_hwit_, white.]

WHIZ, hwiz, _v.i._ to make a hissing sound, like an arrow or ball flying through the air:--_pr.p._ whiz'zing; _pa.t._ and _pa.p._ whizzed.--_n._ a hissing sound.--_ns._ WHIZ'ZER; WHIZ'ZING.--_adv._ WHIZ'ZINGLY. [Imit.; cf.

_Wheeze_, _Whist_, and _Hiss_.]

WHO, h[=oo], _pron._ (both _rel._ and _interrog._) what person? which person.--_pron._ WHOEV'ER, every one who: whatever person.--WHO BUT HE, who else? he only.--AS WHO SHOULD SAY, as if one should say.--THE WHO (_Shak._), who. [A.S. _hwa_; cog. with Goth. _hwas_, Ice. _hver_, Ger.

_wer_; also with Sans. _kas_, Gr. _pos_, L. _quis_.]

WHOA, hw[=o], _interj._ stop!

WHOLE, h[=o]l, _adj._ sound, as in health (so in _B._): unimpaired: containing the total amount, number, &c.: all: not defective: complete: in mining, as yet unworked.--_n._ the entire thing: a system or combination of parts.--_adv._ wholly.--_adjs._ WHOLE'-COL'OURED, all of one colour; WHOLE'-FOOT'ED (_coll._) unreserved; WHOLE'-HEART'ED, -SOULED, noble: hearty, generous; WHOLE'-HOOFED, having undivided hoof; WHOLE'-LENGTH, giving the whole figure, as a portrait: full-length.--_n._ a portrait or statue giving the whole figure.--_ns._ WHOLE'NESS; WHOLE'S[=A]LE, sale of goods by the whole piece or large quantity.--_adj._ buying and selling in large quantities: extensive.--_n._ WHOLE'S[=A]LER, one who sells by wholesale.--_adjs._ WHOLE'-SKINNED, having an unbroken skin: unhurt: safe in reputation; WHOLE'SOME, healthy: sound: salutary: (_Shak._) prosperous.--_adv._ WHOLE'SOMELY.--_ns._ WHOLE'SOMENESS; WHOLE'-STITCH, a lace-making stitch used in filling.--_adv._ WHOLLY (h[=o]'li), completely, altogether.--_n._ WHOLTH, wholeness, soundness.--WHOLE NUMBER, a unit, or a number composed of units, an integral number.--UPON, ON, THE WHOLE, generally speaking, to sum up.--WITH WHOLE SKIN, safe, unscathed. [A.S.

_hal_, healthy; Ice. _heill_, Ger. _heil_. By-form _hale_ (1).]

WHOM, h[=oo]m, _pron._ objective case of _who_.--_prons._ WHOMEV'ER, WHOMSOEV'ER, objective case of _whoever_, _whosoever_. [A.S. _hwam_, which was orig. dat. of _hwa_, who, and replaced in the 12th and 13th centuries the older accus. _hwone_.]

WHOMMLE, hwom'l, WHOMBLE, hwomb'l, _v.t._ (_prov._). Same as WHEMMLE.

WHOOBUB, h[=oo]'bub, _n._ (_Shak._). Same as HUBBUB.

WHOOP, hw[=oo]p, or h[=oo]p, _n._ a loud eager cry.--_v.i._ to give a clear, sharp cry: to shout in scorn, eagerness, &c.--_v.t._ to insult with shouts.--_interj._ (_Shak._) ho!--_ns._ WHOOP'ER, one who whoops: a species of swan; WHOOP'ING-COUGH, HOOPING-COUGH, an infectious and epidemic disease, mostly attacking children under ten, esp. in spring and autumn, its characteristic sign a cough occurring in paroxysms consisting of a series of short expiratory puffs followed by a deep inspiration of air through the contracted cleft of the glottis. [O. Fr. _houper_, to shout; cf. _Houp!_ _Houp-la!_ Perh. of Teut. origin, cog. with Goth. _w[=o]pjan_, to crow.]


WHOP, WHAP, hwop, _v.t._ (_coll._) to whip.--_v.i._ to flop on the ground.--_n._ WHOP'PER, one who whops: anything very large, esp. a monstrous lie.--_adj._ WHOP'PING (_slang_), very large. [_Whip_.]

WHORE, h[=o]r, _n._ a woman who prostitutes her body for hire, a prostitute, harlot, strumpet, hence any unchaste woman.--_v.i._ to practise lewdness.--_v.t._ to corrupt by lewd commerce.--_ns._ WHORE'DOM, unlawful sexual intercourse: idolatry; WHORE'HOUSE, a brothel; WHORE'MASTER (_Shak._), a pimp.--_adj._ WHORE'MASTERLY, libidinous.--_ns._ WHORE'MONGER, a lecher: a pander; WHORE'SON (_Shak._), a bastard.--_adj._ mean, scurvy.--_adj._ WH[=O]'RISH.--_adv._ WH[=O]'RISHLY.--_n._ WH[=O]'RISHNESS.

[Ice. _hora_, an adulteress, fem. of _horr_, an adulterer. The word was confused with A.S. _horu_ (Old High Ger. _horo_), dirt. There is no connection with _hire_.]

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