whisk

[ hwisk, wisk ]
/ ʰwɪsk, wɪsk /

verb (used with object)

verb (used without object)

to sweep, pass, or go lightly and rapidly.

noun

Origin of whisk

1325–75; (noun) Middle English (Scots) wysk rapid sweeping movement; (v.) earlier Scots wisk, quhisk < Scandinavian; compare Old Norse, Norwegian visk wisp, Swedish viska besom, wisp, to whisk (off), Danish viske to wipe (compare Old High German wisken to wipe, wisc wisp of hay); for development of wh cf. whip

Related forms

un·whisked, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for whisk

whisk

/ (wɪsk) /

verb

noun

Word Origin for whisk

C14: from Old Norse visk wisp; related to Middle Dutch wisch, Old High German wisc
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