whip-round

noun \ ˈhwip-ˌrau̇nd , ˈwip- \

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
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First Known Use of whip-round

1887

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WHIP-ROUND Defined for English Language Learners

whip-round

Definition of whip-round for English Language Learners

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


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