Pronounced: eh-lih-MAH-suh-ner-ee, adj
Notes: I think I’ve run across this word in my reading… it’s a good one to read
The word whipjack means “a beggar who pretends to be an out-of-luck sailor”
This word came into English in the mid-1500s
Background / Comments
It is thought that the word comes from whip (to flog) and jack (man; worker). Even if that is true, I don’t see how this origin came to its meaning.