whippy
adjective (whippier; -est) Date: 1867 1. unusually resilient ; springy <
a whippy fishing rod
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2. of, relating to, or resembling a whip

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • whippy — [hwip′ē, wip′ē] adj. 1. of, like, or relating to a whip 2. very resilient or springy [a whippy branch] …   English World dictionary

  • whippy — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ flexible; springy …   English terms dictionary

  • whippy — I. /ˈwɪpi / (say wipee) adjective 1. Colloquial speedy, nimble. 2. of or relating to a shaft, branch, etc., which is flexible, as in a riding crop, certain golf clubs, etc. {whip + p + y1} II. /ˈwɪpi / (say wipee) noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • whippy — /hwip ee, wip ee/, adj., whippier, whippiest. 1. of, pertaining to, or resembling a whip. 2. bending and snapping back in the manner of a whip: a whippy tree branch. [1865 70; WHIP + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • whippy — adjective Whiplike; thin and pliant. The trees whippy branches grazed his face …   Wiktionary

  • whippy — whip|py [ˈwıpi] adj long, thin, and easy to bend ▪ new growths of whippy little sapling twigs …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • whippy — whip•py [[t]ˈ(h)wɪp i, ˈwɪp i[/t]] adj. pi•er, pi•est 1) cvb of, pertaining to, or resembling a whip 2) cvb bending and snapping back in the manner of a whip: a whippy tree branch[/ex] • Etymology: 1865–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • whippy — adjective flexible; springy. Derivatives whippiness noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • whippy — adjective long, thin, and easy to bend …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • whippy — whip·py …   English syllables

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