verb (used with object), whet·ted, whet·ting.
- a spell of work.
- a while: to talk a whet.
Origin of whet
Related formswhet·ter, nounun·whet·ted, adjective
Can be confusedwet whet
Examples from the Web for whets
My frog brochure meets that difficulty and whets the appetite of the most mediocre.The Haunted Pajamas|Francis Perry Elliott
Exception, too, may be taken to the statement that a “piquant salad” whets the appetite for wine.Cakes & Ale|Edward Spencer
It has a somewhat pungent taste, but this only whets the appetite of a boy when on a hunt for ground nuts.The Nut Culturist|Andrew S. Fuller
She takes her breasts out of her sark and whets the sword on them.In Northern Mists (Volume 1 of 2)|Fridtjof Nansen
But hunger torments and whets his appetite, so that the bread tasted to him like sauce.Four Arthurian Romances|Chretien DeTroyes