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horsewhip

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verb horse·whip \ˈhȯrs-ˌwip, ˈhȯrs-ˌhwip\

Simple Definition of horsewhip

  • : to hit (someone) with a whip

Full Definition of horsewhip

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to flog with or as if with a whip made to be used on a horse

horse·whip·per noun

Examples of horsewhip

  1. He thinks that any government official who steals public money should be horsewhipped.

  2. <the cruel guards promptly horsewhipped the prisoners if they collapsed under the heavy loads they were forced to carry>



1751

First Known Use of horsewhip

1751



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