- British a written notice from a whip requesting attendance for voting. See also three-line whip.
- 4short for whipper-in.
verb (whips, whipping, whipped)[with object]
- see ass2.
Middle English: probably from Middle Low German and Middle Dutch wippen 'swing, leap, dance', from a Germanic base meaning 'move quickly'. The noun is partly from the verb, reinforced by Middle Low German wippe 'quick movement'