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whip-round

noun
1.
an impromptu collection of money
verb
2.
(intransitive, adverb) to make such a collection of money
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  • whip-round is now a common term for a subscription of a similar kind to that described.

    The Slang Dictionary John Camden Hotten
  • Mead and myself, however, quarrelled over the amount which I subscribed to the whip-round.

    The Bonadventure Edmund Blunden

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