Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Active; nimble; forward; pert.
  • noun A girl or young woman; especially, a malapert young woman.

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  • adjective Whiplike; thin and pliant.

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  • adjective bending and snapping back readily without breaking

Etymologies

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whip +‎ -y

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