Green’s Dictionary of Slang

whip v.1

[SE whip]

1. senses based on SE whip, to take or move briskly.

(a) [mid-17C+] (orig. US) to steal, to make off with.

(b) [late 17C–early 19C] to drink greedily, quickly.

(c) [late 17C+] (US Und.) to walk, to travel, to go.

(d) [mid-19C] (orig. US) to swindle; thus whipped adj., cheated of one’s share.

(e) [mid-19C] to drag someone, to force someone to do something; usu. comb. with prep. e.g. in, along, up.

(f) [mid-19C+] to place, to move.

(g) [1990s+] (US) to give.

2. senses based on SE whip, to beat with a whip.

(a) used in phrs. below pertaining to intercourse or masturbation; e.g. whip it

(b) [19C+] (US) to defeat.

(c) [1930s+] to beat up.

3. (US black / drugs) to process cocaine [mixing some form adulterant into cocaine with a whipping action of one’s wrist].

In compounds

whip-shack (n.)

[1970s+] (US black) anywhere one can have sexual intercourse.

In phrases

whip it (v.)

1. [18C; 1970s+] (also whip it in) to have sexual intercourse; esp. in modern phr. whip it in, whip it out and wipe it.

2. [20C+] to masturbate.

whip it on (v.)

[1950s+] (US street gang) to attack, to start a fight.

whip it on someone (v.)

1. [1940s+] (US drugs) to inject someone other than oneself with narcotics.

2. [1960s+] (US) to explain and inform someone of facts and events.

3. [1960s+] (US, also whip it to someone) to give, to hand over.

4. [1970s] (US) of a man, to have sexual intercourse.

whip on (v.)

1. [mid-19C] (UK Und.) to lay (the blame) on.

2. [1960s] (US) to beat up.

3. [1970s+] (US) to give something to someone, to hand over.

4. [1970s+] (US) to subject something on someone.

whip someone’s ass (v.) (also whip someone’s arse, …butt, …fanny, whoop someone’s ass, whup (on) someone’s ass) [arse n. (1)/ass n. (2)] [1950s+] (orig. US)

to beat completely and comprehensively, whether or not with violence.

whip someone’s head to the red (v.)

[1930s–40s] (US black) to threaten injury or retaliation (whether genuinely or as a bluff).

SE in slang uses

In compounds

whip-arse (n.) [arse n. (1)]

[early 17C] a schoolmaster.

whip-belly (vengeance) (n.) [its unpleasant effects]

[18C–early 19C] very thin beer.

whip-jack (n.) [SE whip, to beat + Jack, a general nickname. An alt. ety., sense 1a + jack n.1 (1), requires a substantially later coinage]

1. [16C–19C] (UK Und.) a mendicant villain who poses as a discharged mariner, backed by a counterfeit licence, suitably adorned with fake seals; he also specialized in robbing stalls, fairground booths and similar open displays of goods.

2. [early 19C] as a general derog.

In phrases

whip a game on (v.)

see under game n.

whip off (v.)

see separate entry.

whip out

see separate entries.

whip the cat

see separate entries.

whip up (v.)

1. [early 18C+] to collect, to organize.

2. [1930s+] to create, e.g. a suit of clothes.