whip-round
noun Date: 1887 chiefly British a collection of money made usually for a benevolent purpose <
had a whip-round to help the couple pay for a Paris honeymoon — The People
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  • whip-round — n have a whip round BrE informal if a group of people have a whip round, they all give some money so that they can buy something together ▪ We had a whip round to pay for a taxi to the railway station …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • whip-round — ► NOUN Brit. informal ▪ a collection of contributions of money for a particular purpose …   English terms dictionary

  • whip-round — noun (British) solicitation of money usually for a benevolent purpose • Regions: ↑United Kingdom, ↑UK, ↑U.K., ↑Britain, ↑United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, ↑Great Britain • …   Useful english dictionary

  • whip-round — noun have a whip round BrE informal if a group of people have a whip round, they all give some money so that they can buy something together: We re having a whip round to get Sandy something for her birthday …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • whip-round — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms whip round : singular whip round plural whip rounds British informal an occasion when you collect money for someone from a group of people …   English dictionary

  • whip-round — n. (BE) collection to have a whip round * * * [ wɪpraʊnd] (BE) [ collection ] to have a whip round …   Combinatory dictionary

  • whip-round — N SING When a group of people have a whip round, money is collected from each person so that it can be used to buy something for all of them or for someone they all know. [INFORMAL] …   English dictionary

  • whip-round — Noun. Contributions collected from a group of people for a specific purpose. E.g. Let s have a whip round for Cath and Rob, so at least they can have a good honeymoon. Informal …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • whip-round — /wɪp ˈraʊnd/ (say wip rownd) noun Colloquial an impromptu collection of money, as among office workers for a gift for a colleague: *When things had warmed up and attention was drawn to the envious hundred or so, a whip round was organized.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • whip-round —  Collection of money for particular purpose, whip up Obtain (usu. quickly). Create.    ♣ I can t whip up much enthusiasm for the idea …   A concise dictionary of English slang

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