chiefly British
: a collection of money made usually for a benevolent purpose
had a whip-round to help the couple pay for a Paris honeymoonThe People

Word History

First Known Use

1887, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of whip-round was in 1887

Dictionary Entries Near whip-round

Cite this Entry

“Whip-round.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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