whipper-in

noun
whip·​per-in | \ ˌ(h)wi-pər-ˈin How to pronounce whipper-in (audio) \
plural whippers-in\ ˌ(h)wi-​pərz-​ˈin How to pronounce whippers-in (audio) \

Definition of whipper-in

1 : a huntsman's assistant who whips in the hounds

First Known Use of whipper-in

1739, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Whipper-in.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whipper-in. Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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