whip·​ping ˈ(h)wi-piŋ How to pronounce whipping (audio)
: the act of one that whips: such as
: a severe beating or chastisement
: a stitching with small overcasting stitches
: material used to whip or bind

Examples of whipping in a Sentence

suffered a whipping that took them out of competition
Recent Examples on the Web Make the Vinegar Whipped Cream: Whisk heavy whipping cream, champagne vinegar and salt together until stiff peaks form. Caron Golden, San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 Nov. 2023 Add whipping cream and sour cream, and stir until mixture is mostly smooth. Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 4 Nov. 2023 Heavy whipping cream usually has a little more fat than whipping cream. Rita Nader Heikenfeld, The Enquirer, 16 June 2023 Some recipes call on whole cranberry sauce to use in the place of fresh or frozen cranberries, as well as Cool Whip in the place of heavy whipping cream. Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 16 Oct. 2023 The ex-Tide DC and favorite fan whipping boy has a unique perspective on the internal workings of Alabama’s quarterback derby. Michael Casagrande | McAsagrande@al.com, al, 18 Sep. 2023 Her other assets were all there, clear to see in the breadth of her game: terrific dodging footwork, whipping strokes, chiseled fitness. Sally Jenkins, Anchorage Daily News, 10 Sep. 2023 These handheld blenders are ideal for whipping, emulsifying, and puréeing. Tiffany Hopkins, Bon Appétit, 27 Sep. 2023 Heavy whipping cream: This is the bulk of the cream sauce. Amanda Stanfield, Southern Living, 18 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1540, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of whipping was in 1540

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“Whipping.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whipping. Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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