chawbuck

noun

Definition of chawbuck

 (Entry 1 of 2)

archaic, chiefly India
: a large whip

chawbuck

transitive verb

Definition of chawbuck (Entry 2 of 2)

archaic, chiefly India
: to flog with a chawbuck

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History and Etymology for chawbuck

Noun

Hindi cābuk, from Persian chābuk

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“Chawbuck.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chawbuck. Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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