from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To beat with a club; cudgel.
- transitive v. To criticize harshly: "We followed [Ibsen] as he fustigates himself and us” ( Patrice Chereau).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To hit someone with a club.
- v. To harshly criticize someone.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To cudgel.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To beat with a cudgel; cane.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. strike with a cudgel
Late Latin fūstigāre, fūstigāt- : Latin fūstis, club + Latin agere, to do; see ag- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin fustigatus, past participle of fustigo ("I cudgel to death"), from fustis ("a cudgel") + ago ("I act"). (Wiktionary)