MEANING: noun: A beggar who pretends to be an out-of-luck sailor.

ETYMOLOGY: Apparently from whip (to flog) + jack (man, worker). Earliest documented use: 1556.

SHIPJACK - the pennant or flag flown from a vessel's tallest mast to indicate its allegiance (e.g., the Union Jack for Britain)

WHIPJOCK - a rider who habitually beats the horse to try to make it go faster

WHIPLACK - what makes Indiana Jones powerless