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whisker

[ hwis-ker, wis- ]
/ ˈʰwɪs kər, ˈwɪs- /
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noun
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Idioms about whisker

    by a whisker, by the narrowest margin: She won the race by a whisker.

Origin of whisker

late Middle English word dating back to 1375–1425; see origin at whisk, -er1

OTHER WORDS FROM whisker

whisk·er·y, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for whisker

whisker
/ (ˈwɪskə) /

noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Other Idioms and Phrases with whisker

whisker

see by a hair (whisker); win by a nose (whisker).

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