EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

dog +‎ whip

NounEdit

dogwhip (plural dogwhips)

  1. A whip intended for use on dogs.
    • 1862, Philip Gilbert Hamerton, A Painter's Camp in the Highlands, and Thoughts about Art
      Here the speaker took a dogwhip from his pocket...
    • 1950, Wilhelm Stekel, Eden Paul, Technique of Analytical Psychotherapy
      On one occasion it tried to creep under her petticoat and lick her, so she thrashed it with the dogwhip.

HypernymsEdit

VerbEdit

dogwhip (third-person singular simple present dogwhips, present participle dogwhipping, simple past and past participle dogwhipped)

  1. (transitive, rare) To beat with a dogwhip.