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
Example sentences from the Web for whet
The little tastes of apple that he got only whetted his appetite.Johnny Bear|E. T. Seton
This dissuasion only whetted the controversial appetite, and off set Philip with his Polyglot Bible under his arm.Perlycross|R. D. Blackmore
And you'd best take this heavy cutlass which I whetted a-purpose for ye.Blackbeard: Buccaneer|Ralph D. Paine
Thy vengeance and that of Germany whetted the sacred sword, and one heroic hand after the other wielded the irresistible steel.The Thirty Years War, Complete|Friedrich Schiller
This whetted Blair's interest even more, and after "repeated importunity" he persuaded Macpherson to translate more fragments.Fragments Of Ancient Poetry|James MacPherson