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whisk

noun \ ˈhwisk , ˈwisk \
Updated on: 10 Dec 2017

Definition of whisk

1 : a quick light brushing or whipping motion
2 a : 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

Examples of whisk in a Sentence

  1. with a whisk of the broom, the dirt was gone

Recent Examples of whisk from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of whisk

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

whisk Synonyms


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whisk

verb

Definition of whisk

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

Examples of whisk in a Sentence

  1. Whisk the eggs with the cream until the mixture thickens.

  2. She whisked the children off to bed.

  3. The taxi whisked me to the airport.

  4. The waitress whisked my plate away before I was finished eating.

Recent Examples of whisk from the Web

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First Known Use of whisk

15th century


WHISK Defined for English Language Learners

whisk

noun

Definition of whisk for English Language Learners

  • : a cooking tool that is made of curved wire and that is used to stir or beat things (such as eggs, whipping cream, etc.)


whisk

verb

Definition of whisk for English Language Learners

  • : to stir or beat (eggs, sauces, etc.) with a whisk or fork

  • : to move or take (someone or something) to another place very quickly


WHISK Defined for Kids

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whisk

verb \ ˈhwisk , ˈwisk \

Definition of whisk for Students

whisked; whisking
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

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whisk

noun

Definition of whisk for Students

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


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