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
With the New Libran Moon on Tuesday, adventure is in the air, whetting your Leo appetite, which has recently been lagging.
Marie, you must know, had learned a good many things, one of which was the unwisdom of whetting the curiosity of a curious woman.Cabin Fever|B. M. Bower
"'Tis Cain Ball," said Gabriel, pausing from whetting his reaphook.Far from the Madding Crowd|Thomas Hardy
The death of Marat, whetting old animosities tenfold, will be worse than any life.