verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of whisk
Related Words for whiskdash, hurry, wipe, whip, dart, fly, shoot, rush, bullet, zip, tear, flit, flick, sweep, race, whiz, barrel, speed, flutter
Examples from the Web for whisk
Contemporary Examples of whisk
Whisk in the half and half and season to taste with salt and pepper.Make Carla Hall’s Crispy Shallot Green Bean Casserole
December 27, 2014
Separate egg yolk and whites, add chocolate powder to egg whites and whisk.
In a mixing bowl, whisk eggs and cook in a pan to scramble, remove from heat and sprinkle with cheese.
Whisk together maple syrup and whiskey, add as much whiskey as desired.
Silently, he moves to grab a kombo (a whisk broom instrument)—then, softly, he taps her shoulders and head.Hallucinating Away a Heroin Addiction
May 4, 2014
Historical Examples of whisk
Add to them the sugar, and beat with a whisk for about twenty minutes until they rise.
Add the eggs and sauce, and mill with a whisk until the eggs are thick.
Work them well with a whisk or wooden spoon, adding the oil drop by drop.
Then whisk your cream up very well, take off the froth with a spoon, and fill the glasses carefully, as full as they will hold.
Whisk the whites of four eggs to a froth, mix it with the almonds, and a pound of sifted sugar, till reduced to a paste.
Word Origin for whisk
late 14c., "quick stroke, sweeping movement," probably from Old Norse visk "wisp," from Proto-Germanic *wisk- "move quickly" (cf. Middle Dutch wisch, Dutch wis, Old High German wisc, German wisch "wisp, brush"), from PIE root *weis- "to turn, twist" (cf. Sanskrit veskah "noose," Czech vechet "a wisp of straw"). Meaning "implement for beating eggs, etc." first recorded 1570s.
late 15c., from a Scandinavian source (cf. Danish viske, Norwegian, Swedish viska) related to Old English wiscian "to plait," weoxian "to clean" (with a whisk or brush), granwisc "awn" (see whisk (n.)). Related: Whisked; whisking.