Definition of whippy in US English:

whippy

adjective

  • Flexible; springy.

    ‘new growths of whippy sapling twigs’
    • ‘She wanted a whippy switch off a willow tree in the front yard.’
    • ‘Select a long whippy stem that is close to the ground.’
    • ‘Tied to these are the whippy rose stems, which will soon sprout flowering shoots along their length.’
    • ‘A broomstick is too stiff, a fishing rod is too whippy.’
    • ‘The men hold heavy, thick-ended knouts of ash; most of their sons carry whippy stems of hazel.’
    • ‘Cursing, Kari took off after it in a headlong sprint, not heeding the sharp sting of a whippy branch striking her cheek.’
    • ‘Still, his whippy backhand and energy in the chase ensured that not all of Henman's errors yesterday were unforced.’
    • ‘The 36 inch Bore Tech rod is really too long and is a bit whippy.’
    • ‘Wooden clubs required two properties: a head sufficiently hard to withstand successive hits on the ball and a springy or whippy, shaft.’
    • ‘She didn't see the small whippy vines growing swiftly at her feet - at least until they tripped her.’
    • ‘We still had the Labrador and resolved to dispatch it home whatever, which proved a great game, and we only succeeded by shouting and waving long whippy sticks.’
    • ‘Although the main stem is still thin and whippy, it is an attractive, shiny, deep purple in colour.’
    • ‘After three or four shots with a wooden stick, the fibers start to break down and the stick becomes whippy, says Easton vice president Ned Goldsmith.’
    pliable, supple, easily bent, bendable, pliant, malleable, mouldable, stretchable, workable, limber, ductile, tensile, plastic
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Pronunciation

whippy

/ˈ(h)wipē//ˈ(h)wɪpi/