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whippy

[hwip-ee, wip-ee] /ˈʰwɪp i, ˈwɪp i/
adjective, whippier, whippiest.
1.
of, relating to, or resembling a whip.
2.
bending and snapping back in the manner of a whip:
a whippy tree branch.
Origin of whippy
1865-1870
1865-70; whip + -y1
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  • He spent the morning trying to concoct simple springs out of bark strips and whippy branches.

    The Syndic C.M. Kornbluth
  • But presently only the whippy tail stirred in recognition of their voices.

    Quick Action Robert W. Chambers
  • Lorra-gorry, massa, don't like you whippy: Don't sell Gubbe'nor down a Mississippi!

    Sheppard Lee, Vol. II (of 2) Robert Montgomery Bird
  • It will, therefore, be seen that it is very inadvisable to have a long head when one is using a whippy shaft.

    The Soul of Golf Percy Adolphus Vaile
  • A good elastic rod is wanted for fly casting, but a too willowy or whippy action had best be avoided.

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