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noun: A beggar who pretends to be an out-of-luck sailor.
Apparently from whip (to flog) + jack (man, worker). Earliest documented use: 1556.
“‘I thought you were in the stocks as a whipjack, Bruce’ said my master, hunting through his mantle for a coin.”
Michael Cadnum; Ship of Fire; Viking; 2003.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:Men are not against you; they are merely for themselves. -Gene Fowler, journalist and author (8 Mar 1890-1960)