verb (used with object), whet·ted, whet·ting.
- a spell of work.
- a while: to talk a whet.
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Origin of whet
OTHER WORDS FROM whetwhetter, nounun·whet·ted, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH whetwet, whet
Words nearby whet
Example sentences from the Web for whet
To whet your appetite, you can relive that glorious moment (and watch other programs from the 2014 summit) here.
To whet your appetite, here are three heavy-hitting fashion moments happening in the coming days.
And his accessible focus on food will whet the appetite of gourmands and food novices alike.
Unfortunately, he was afflicted with elephantiasis, and his appearance did not at all tend to whet the edge of our appetites.A Woman's Journey Round the World|Ida Pfeiffer
And this was as it should be; the intent of that little prologue was merely to whet the appetite for the real play.The Girls of Central High on the Stage|Gertrude W. Morrison
Also, to wondering if Nova Scotia air was to whet their appetites this way all the time.Dorothy's Travels|Evelyn Raymond
Vermouth and absinthe had been served to whet their appetites, and every one had been at once put into good spirits.The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Volume VIII.|Guy de Maupassant
Indeed, it seemed only to whet the appetite, and we both set out on an eager expedition for more food.The Memoirs of General P. H. Sheridan, Complete|General Philip Henry Sheridan