whisk

noun
\ ˈ(h)wisk How to pronounce whisk (audio) \

Definition of whisk

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a quick light brushing or whipping motion
2a : a usually wire kitchen utensil used for beating food by hand
b : a flexible bunch (as of twigs, feathers, or straw) attached to a handle for use as a brush

whisk

verb
whisked; whisking; whisks

Definition of whisk (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to move nimbly and quickly

transitive verb

1 : to move or convey briskly whisked the children off to bed
2 : to mix or fluff up by or as if by beating with a whisk whisk egg whites
3 : to brush or wipe off lightly

Synonyms & Antonyms for whisk

Synonyms: Noun

Synonyms: Verb

Antonyms: Verb

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Examples of whisk in a Sentence

Noun with a whisk of the broom, the dirt was gone Verb Whisk the eggs with the cream until the mixture thickens. She whisked the children off to bed. The taxi whisked me to the airport. The waitress whisked my plate away before I was finished eating.
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun In a bowl, combine the onion, sherry, lime juice, soy sauce and olive oil and whisk to combine. San Diego Union-Tribune, 27 Apr. 2022 Rows of buses and vans were on hand to whisk passengers away. Becky Bohrer, USA TODAY, 26 Apr. 2022 Rows of buses and vans were on hand to whisk passengers away. Becky Bohrer, Anchorage Daily News, 26 Apr. 2022 In a bowl whisk ½ cup flour with ½ a cup of cold water until lump-free; add to the pan. Sarah Martens, Better Homes & Gardens, 6 Apr. 2022 Instructions: In a large bowl whisk ½ cup buttermilk, salt, thyme, garlic, onion powder and black pepper until the salt is dissolved. Christian Reynoso, San Francisco Chronicle, 10 Nov. 2021 Stir in the cocoa with a flat whisk or large spoon, eliminating all lumps. Claire Ballor, Dallas News, 30 Sep. 2021 To the shallot mixture, whisk in the remaining 2 tablespoons oil, ½ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon pepper and the honey. Christopher Kimball, USA TODAY, 1 Apr. 2022 Add dressing to warm bacon fat, and whisk until just thickened. Ian Knauer, WSJ, 23 Mar. 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Robin Miller, The Arizona Republic, 16 Apr. 2022 In a large bowl, lightly whisk together the flour mix, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, ground ginger, xanthan gum, allspice, cloves, orange peel and salt until combined. Washington Post, 27 Apr. 2022 In a large bowl, whisk together the yogurt, mayonnaise, Buffalo wing sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, dill, ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon black pepper. Robin Miller, The Arizona Republic, 27 Apr. 2022 In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, heavy cream, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper and nutmeg. Robin Miller, USA TODAY, 14 Apr. 2022 In a separate bowl, whisk together the cornmeal, remaining milk and baking soda. Cooking With Caitlin, The Enquirer, 8 Mar. 2022 In a small bowl, whisk together vinegar, soy sauce, cornstarch, and sugar. Kim Sunée, Anchorage Daily News, 17 Feb. 2022 In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg wash, salt and pepper, to taste. San Antonio Express-News, 9 Feb. 2022 Here’s how: In a small bowl, whisk together ½ cup Greek yogurt (or sour cream), ½ cup mayonnaise (preferably Kewpie), ½ cup buttermilk, and 1 tsp. Bon Appétit, 31 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of whisk

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

15th century, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

History and Etymology for whisk

Noun

Middle English wisk, probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse visk wisp; akin to Old English wiscian to plait

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Last Updated

30 Apr 2022

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“Whisk.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whisk. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for whisk

whisk

verb
\ ˈhwisk How to pronounce whisk (audio) , ˈwisk \
whisked; whisking

Kids Definition of whisk

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : to move suddenly and quickly She whisked us into her office.
2 : to brush with or as if with a whisk broom
3 : to stir or beat with a whisk or fork

whisk

noun

Kids Definition of whisk (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a quick sweeping or brushing motion
2 : a kitchen utensil of wire used for whipping (as eggs or cream)

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