verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of whisk
Examples from the Web for whisk
Whisk in the half and half and season to taste with salt and pepper.Make Carla Hall’s Crispy Shallot Green Bean Casserole|Carla Hall|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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.
Add melted butter, egg, buttermilk, and orange zest and whisk until incorporated 3.
Bessie was smiling; still in the same moment she had to put up her hand and whisk something away from her cheek.
She pirouetted up to the dais and with a whisk of skirts seated herself on the throne.The Belovd Vagabond|William J. Locke
Whisk it over the fire till it froths, but do not allow it even to simmer.The Belgian Cookbook|Various
The men of Dubh-Artach will have a good laugh when we whisk you past.Macleod of Dare|William Black
It was a real brushing we got that day—not a mere slap on the back with a whisk broom, meaning "Stand and deliver!"Abroad at Home|Julian Street
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.