Definition of quirt in English:

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quirt

Pronunciation: /kwərt/

noun

A short-handled riding whip with a braided leather lash.
Example sentences
  • For years people who want to have a recreational horse, and enjoy themselves, and don't want to have to be pulling and jerking on their horse or smacking it around with a quirt, or ramming the spurs home, have benefitted from our program.

verb

[with object]
Hit with a quirt.
Example sentences
  • Their stocky Indian driver, pigtailed and black-hatted, followed them astride a mule and quirted their hindquarters with a length of rope which he swung like a lariat.

Origin

Mid 19th century (originally US): from Spanish cuerda 'cord' (from Latin chorda 'cord') or from Mexican Spanish cuarta 'whip'.

Words that rhyme with quirt

advert, alert, animadvert, assert, avert, Bert, blurt, Burt, cert, chert, concert, controvert, convert, curt, desert, dessert, dirt, divert, exert, flirt, girt, hurt, inert, insert, introvert, Kurt, malapert, overt, pert, shirt, skirt, spirt, spurt, squirt, Sturt, subvert, vert, wort, yurt

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Syllabification: quirt

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