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Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun whiplash:


Definition of the noun whiplash

What does whiplash mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: whiplashes

  1. an injury to the neck (the cervical vertebrae) resulting from rapid acceleration or deceleration (as in an automobile accident)
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • synonym of whiplash: whiplash injury
    • more generic words: harm / hurt / injury / trauma = any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.
  2. a quick blow delivered with a whip or whiplike object
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonyms of whiplash: lash / whip
    • more generic word: blow = a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon

Alternative definition of the noun whiplash


  1. the lash of a whip
  2. an injury to the upper spine caused by a violent jerk of the head in either a backward or forward or side to side direction

Definition of the verb whiplash

What does whiplash mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: whiplashed | whiplashing | whiplashes

  1. To jerk back and forth; to buffet
  2. To lash as if with a whip


  1. "Whiplash" is a 2014 drama film written and directed by Damien Chazelle.
  2. Whiplash is a British/Australian television series made by the Seven Network and ATV and ITC Entertainment. Filmed in 1959-60, the series was first broadcast in September 1960 in the United Kingdom followed by Australia in February 1961 and had opening titles featuring the Australian locale and terrain and a dozen wild kangaroos as a Cobb & Co stage passed pulled by a team of five horses driven by Cobb himself.
    • begun on and completed on (53 years ago)
    • 34 episodes of 25 or 30 minutes each
    • countries: Australia, United Kingdom
    • regular cast: Peter Graves as Christopher Cobb
    • genres: Western, History, Action/Adventure, Drama
  3. "Whiplash" is a 1948 American film noir directed by Lewis Seiler and written by Kenneth Earl, Harriet Frank, Jr., Maurice Geraghty and Gordon Kahn. The film features Dane Clark, Alexis Smith, Zachary Scott and Eve Arden.
  4. "Whiplash" is a 2013 short film written and directed by Damien Chazelle.
  5. "Whiplash" is a 1995 short film directed by Warren Sonbert and Jeff Scher.


  1. "Whiplash" is a platformer video game for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox where a long-tailed weasel chained to a rabbit must work together to escape from a product testing corporation known as Genron and putting the fat boss out of commission. The game is a basic platformer, with Spanx as the main character, and Redmond as more of a tool.
    • mode: Single-player video game
    • developer: Crystal Dynamics
    • genres: Platform game, Fighting game, Action game
    • publisher: Eidos Interactive
    • released on (11 years ago)
  2. "Whiplash" a.k.a. "Fatal Racing", known as Whiplash in the USA, is a 3D stunt car racing game developed by Gremlin Interactive and published in 1995 for DOS.
    • mode: Single-player video game, Multiplayer video game
    • developer: Gremlin Interactive Limited
    • genres: Racing video game, Vehicular combat game
    • publisher: Gremlin Interactive Limited
    • released on (19 years ago)


Whiplash is the name of multiple fictional characters in comic books published by Marvel Comics. Each Whiplash is a supervillain in the Marvel Universe, with the first and latest appearing as prominent members of Iron Man's rogues gallery. The first Whiplash also went by the name Blacklash. The newest Whiplash is based on the version of the character that appears in the 2010 film Iron Man 2.


  1. "Whiplash" is a song by American heavy metal band Metallica. It was released as the first single from their debut album, Kill 'Em All. The song has been covered a number of times, most notably by Motörhead whose version won a Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance.
  2. "Whiplash" is a song by American band Selena Gomez & the Scene, from their third studio album When the Sun Goes Down. The song was originally written for Britney Spears; after she started working on her sixth studio album Circus, Spears contacted Nicole Morier to write songs with her. Together, they wrote "Mmm Papi", "Rock Me In" and "Whiplash". The latter, which was produced by Greg Kurstin, who also helped to write the track, failed to make the album. In 2011, Selena Gomez recorded the song with her band for When the Sun Goes Down.
  3. "Whiplash" is the seventh studio album by British alternative rock band James. It contained the top ten hit "She's a Star" which re-established the group commercially. The sessions for the album were long and stretched over a period of more than 2 years with many unreleased songs being recorded – Brian Eno produced many of the early sessions and details some of these songs and the recording process in his book A Year with Swollen Appendices. The album was reissued in remastered form in 2001 with 4 bonus tracks.
  4. "Whiplash" is New Zealand band Stellar's eleventh single, and their first single from their third album Something Like Strangers. This was Stellar's first new release in three years. It was released as an exclusive digital download from the New Zealand digital music download site Digirama. Whiplash would be the 44th most downloaded song at Digirama for 2006. The song was first mentioned by Chris Van de Geer at Stellar's official message board in April 2005 as having been a track that was almost complete. It was also mentioned as a possible single for the album. However, in a later post by Chris in December he stated that the song had recently almost completely re-recorded and was set for release. The song was compared to Scottish blues rock band Texas' style by the New Zealand Herald.
  5. "Whiplash" is a musical album of Tim Simonec & Justin Hurwitz, soundtrack.
    • released on
  6. "Whiplash" is the 1983 single album by Metallica.
    • released on (31 years ago)


  1. Whiplash is an American thrash metal/speed metal band. The band was founded in 1984 in Passaic, New Jersey by the three Tonys: Tony Portaro, Tony Scaglione and Tony Bono. This lineup recorded their debut album Power And Pain for Roadrunner Records in 1985. Joe Cangelosi replaced Tony Scaglione in 1986 when he left for a seven-week tour with Slayer. Joe Cangelosi recorded Ticket To Mayhem in 1987 with the two Tonys. In 1989, Glenn Hansen joined the band as the new singer for the album titled Insult to Injury. The band split up due to business reasons, but reunited in 1996 after Portaro and Scaglione joined forces in a revamped lineup of Billy Milano's M.O.D. for a European tour. Whiplash released two further albums, Cult of One and Sit, Stand, Kneel, Prey before the three Tonys recorded a final album together in 1998, Thrashback.
  2. Whiplash is a musical group.
    • album: "Whiplash"

There are other groups with Whiplash in their name, like meat whiplash.

Phrases with Whiplash

  1. whiplash injury
  2. Whiplash Dewberry
  3. Whiplash Saxifrage
  4. Whiplash Pappusgrass

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Whiplash

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Google previewAuto Accident Personal Injury Insurance Claim (2002)

by Dan Baldyga

Whiplash is a convenient way of designating certain "Accident Facts" that produce injury in the spinal cervical area. The term carries no medical connotation that would properly bring it within the area of a medical diagnosis. A whiplash-type ...

Google previewAsk the Chiropractor II (2005)

by Steven Pollack

Answer: Seat-belt whiplash is a term used to describe an injury sustained secondary to the seatbelt tightening across your chest,

Whiplash is the rapid forward to back, back to forward or side to side motion of the upper torso or neck.

Google previewRheumatology (2014)

Expert Consult - Online by Marc C. Hochberg, Alan J. Silman, Josef S. Smolen, Michael E. Weinblatt, Michael H. Weisman

The main physical risk factor for chronic neck pain after whiplash is the severity of the initial symptoms.63 A...

chronic whiplash is a socially programmed phenomenon that pivots on the presence of a compensation system.65 However, careful ...

Google previewMosby's Pathology for Massage Therapists (2008)

by Susan G. Salvo

Description Whiplash is a strain of the cervical spine, most commonly at the junction of...

Google previewInternational Symposium on Advanced Techniques and Clinical Applications in Biomedical Thermology (1995)

by K. Mabuchi

INTRODUCTION Cervical whiplash is a well recognized clinical syndrome most commonly occurring following motor vehicle accidents where there is a rear-end collision and a flexion/hypertension cervical spine injury. Upper limb pain ...

Google previewMedical Meanings (2003)

A Glossary of Word Origins by William S. Haubrich

whiplash is a highly descriptive word that conveys a ...

Google previewe-Study Guide for: Bates' Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking for Nurses by Beth Hogan-Quigley, ISBN 9780781780698 (2014)

Nursing, Nursing by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Whiplash: Whiplash is a nonmedical term describing arangeof injuriestotheneck caused by or related to a sudden distortion ...

Google previewe-Study Guide for: Wall & Melzack's Textbook of Pain: Expert Consult - Online and Print (2013)

Medicine, Surgery by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Whiplash: Whiplash is a nonmedical term describing a range of injuries to the neck caused by or related toa sudden distortionof the neck associated with extension ...

Google previewe-Study Guide for: Management of Temporomandibular Disorders and Occlusion (2012)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Whiplash: Whiplash is a nonmedical term describing a range of injuries to the neck caused by or related to a sudden distortion of the neck associated with extension. The term 'whiplash' is a colloquialism.'Cervical accelerationdeceleration' ...

Google previewThe international encyclopedia of surgery (1889)

a systematic treatise on the theory and practice of surgery by John Ashhurst

a whiplash, a shot, etc. ; or they may come from the organism itself, as, for example, a splinter of bone. Ligatures around a nerve, when they do not cause its . division, or when they remain in connection with the central part, may act as foreign ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Choctaw Language (1915)

by Cyrus Byington

whinock, shukhushi isht aiopi whip; isht fama, lukata whip, to; fqmmi, mqssahq, mqssalichi whip handle, lukatqpi whiplash; isht lukata, lukata wishakchi whipped, fama whipper; fqmmi, fuli isht fqmmi, na fqmmi whipping; fqma, fqmmi, fuli isht ...

Google previewA dictionary of the English and Singhalese, and Singhalese and English languages (1821)

by Benjamin Clough

whiplash, r.

Google previewPhreno-mnemotechnic Dictionary (1844)

Being a Philosophical Classification of All the Homophonic Words of the English Language; Containing Also Separate Classifications of Geographical, Mythological, Biographical, Scientific and Technical Homophonic Words to be Used in the Application of the Phreno-mnemotechnic Principles by Francis Fauvel-Gouraud

apology, plashy, blashy, blash, bluish, whiplash, belch, bleach, plush, plesh, abolish, blauch, pilch, pleach, blushy, pelage, pillage, blatch, appealage, bal- liage, bullish, pledge, blotch, bilge. 957 — Plook, pulka, pluck, obloquy, block, black, ...

Google previewPronouncing Dictionary of the English Language (1845)

by John Walker

advantage over Whiplash, hwip'lash s. the small end of al whip [contempt Whipster, hwlp'stor s. a nimble fellow in Whirl, hwerl v. a. to turn round rapidly Whirl, hwerl s. quick rotation, circular ...

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Scrabble value of W4H4I1P3L1A1S1H4

The value of this 8-letter word is 19 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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