whip in

verb

whipped in; whipping in; whips in

transitive verb

1
: to collect or keep together (members of a political party) for legislative action
2
: to keep (hounds in a pack) from scattering by use of a whip

Word History

First Known Use

1742, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of whip in was in 1742

Dictionary Entries Near whip in

Cite this Entry

“Whip in.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whip%20in. Accessed 7 Feb. 2023.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!


Commonly Confused Words Quiz

  • vector image of a face with thought expression
  • I went to the ______ store to buy a birthday card.
Spell It

Hear a word and type it out. How many can you get right?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Solve today's spelling word game by finding as many words as you can with using just 7 letters. Longer words score more points.

Can you make 12 words with 7 letters?

PLAY