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wippe > wippen > w(h)ippen

This name derives from the Middle English “w(h)ippen”, from the Middle Dutch “wippen “, which in turn derives from the Middle Low German “wippe“ meaning “flap violently, swing, leap, dance, oscillate, quick movement”. Whip (politics) is an official in a political party whose primary purpose is to ensure discipline in a legislature. The usage comes from the hunting term "whipping in", i.e. preventing hounds from wandering away from the pack.

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