horsewhip

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

Definition of horsewhip

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

horsewhipper

noun

Examples of horsewhip in a Sentence

  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

First Known Use of horsewhip

1751


HORSEWHIP Defined for English Language Learners

horsewhip

verb

Definition of horsewhip for English Language Learners

  • : to hit (someone) with a whip


HORSEWHIP Defined for Kids

horsewhip

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

Definition of horsewhip for Students

horsewhipped; horsewhipping
:to beat severely with a whip made to be used on a horse


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