Meaning of 笞

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Pinyin: chī
English Definition: to whip with bamboo strips
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 11; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (bamboo) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Above to below
    • [ zhú ] bamboo; flute
    • [ tái ] platform; unit; term of address
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Example Words
鞭笞 biān chī to flog; to lash; to whip; to urge or goad along
榜笞 bàng chī to beat; to flog; to whip
笞刑 chī xíng whipping with bamboo strips (as corporal punishment)
笞掠 chī lüè to flog
笞挞 chī to flog; to whip
More: 笞* | *笞 | *笞*
Example Sentences
Periodically they were driven from behind the houses by their own cavalry, who beat at them with the flats of their sabers like schoolteachers paddling truants.
It was more like a holiday spree as the result of discovering the schoolmaster Life with his cane to be a myth, and thereby being able to shake myself free from the petty rules of his school.
"You bet, " he replied, "I used to be in Corporate America. But I got tired of thinking my best would never be good enough.
I think you need a good old-fashioned spanking and I'm going to give you one.
Now Tara, I'm sure a well-read lady like you knows that a good old-fashioned spanking has to be on the bare bottom to do any good.