Etymology
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fustigate (v.)

"to cudgel, to beat," 1650s, back-formation from Fustication (1560s) or from Latin fusticatus, past participle of fusticare "to cudgel" (to death), from fustis "cudgel, club, staff, stick of wood," of unknown origin. De Vaan writes that "The most obvious connection would be with Latin -futare" "to beat," but there are evolutionary difficulties.

updated on January 28, 2015

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Definitions of fustigate from WordNet

fustigate (v.)
strike with a cudgel;
Synonyms: cudgel
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