whip·​ping | \ ˈ(h)wi-piŋ How to pronounce whipping (audio) \

Definition of whipping

1 : the act of one that whips: such as
a : a severe beating or chastisement
b : a stitching with small overcasting stitches
2 : 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 The mixture won’t take well to whipping, so don’t expect stiff peaks (or any peaks for that matter). Julie Harans, Bon Appétit, 7 July 2022 The researchers crafted their own whipping siphon and pressurized it up to 200 psi, almost seven times the pressure of a car tire. Akila Muthukumar, STAT, 3 July 2022 Breville's hand mixer won our Kitchen Appliances Lab's test, earning top scores in egg white whipping, cake batter beating, oatmeal cooking mixing, bread dough kneading and more. Good Housekeeping, 22 June 2022 Animal-welfare activists, who opposed the whipping of horses, favored bicycles. The New Yorker, 23 May 2022 Philadelphia police have released video of a violent carjacking that shows a suspect pistol-whipping and robbing a taxi driver. Fox News, 27 Mar. 2022 That was perhaps the silver lining for the Blue Jays, who had to sit and mull over the indignity of a 22-7 whipping — their most lopsided setback in history — by archrival Maryland on April 23. Edward Lee, Baltimore Sun, 5 May 2022 Drinking is prohibited under Iran's Islamic law, and its consumption can be punishable by public whipping, which is rarely carried out. Hadas Gold, CNN, 4 May 2022 Included in that stretch was a 19-of-44 night in Wednesday’s 133-96 whipping of Portland, in which the Spurs came one made 3-pointer shy of equaling another franchise mark. Jeff Mcdonald, San Antonio Express-News, 27 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of whipping

1540, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of whipping was in 1540

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24 Jul 2022

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“Whipping.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whipping. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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