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whistle-stop

noun, often attributive whis·tle-stop \ ˈhwi-səl-ˌstäp , ˈwi- \

Definition of whistle-stop

1 a :a small station at which trains stop only on signal :flag stop
b :a small community
2 :a brief personal appearance especially by a political candidate usually on the rear platform of a train during the course of a tour

First Known Use of whistle-stop

circa 1925

whistle-stop Synonyms

Synonyms
bourg, hamlet, townlet, vill, whistle-stop
Related Words
cow town, Podunk; outpost

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whistle-stop

verb

Definition of whistle-stop

intransitive verb
:to make a tour especially in a political campaign with many brief personal appearances in small communities

First Known Use of whistle-stop

1952



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