whip-round


whip–round

noun \ˈhwip-ˌrand, ˈwip-\

: a collection of money from a group of people that is used to pay for something, buy a gift, make a donation, etc.

Full Definition of WHIP-ROUND

chiefly British
:  a collection of money made usually for a benevolent purpose <had a whip–round to help the couple pay for a Paris honeymoon — The People>

First Known Use of WHIP-ROUND

1887

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