Wipe
Wipe Wipe, n. 1. Act of rubbing, esp. in order to clean. [1913 Webster]

2. A blow; a stroke; a hit; a swipe. [Low] [1913 Webster]

3. A gibe; a jeer; a severe sarcasm. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

4. A handkerchief. [Thieves' Cant or Slang] [1913 Webster]

5. Stain; brand. [Obs.] ``Slavish wipe.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Synonyms:
(as with a cloth, in order to clean or dry) / / , , / , , , / , (Vanellus cristatus)


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