Origin of quirtAmerican Spanish cuarta, quirt, long whip from Spanish cuerda, rope from Classical Latin chorda: see cord
Origin of quirtProbably from American Spanish cuarta whip ultimately from Latin quārta fourth ; see quart .
- A rawhide whip plaited with two thongs of buffalo hide.
(third-person singular simple present quirts, present participle quirting, simple past and past participle quirted)
- To strike with a quirt.
From Spanish cuerda (“cord"), or Mexican Spanish cuarta (“whip").