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 whipper-in (audio)
: a huntsman's assistant who whips in the hounds

Word History

First Known Use

1739, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of whipper-in was in 1739

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Cite this Entry

“Whipper-in.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whipper-in. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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