Origin of whisker
Related Words for whiskerhair, filament, bristle, breadth, trace, whiff, whisper, fraction, touch, tinge, hairsbreadth, hairbreadth
Examples from the Web for whisker
Contemporary Examples of whisker
Not anymore: A Rasmussen poll out last week now shows Pryor ahead by a whisker, and the race is now essentially a tie.A GOP Senate? Why It Won't Come Easy
September 1, 2014
Todd made a $2,000 donation to charity and kept the goatee by a whisker.What Does a Goatee Say About You?
November 12, 2009
Historical Examples of whisker
His wrinkled, red face was edged by a white fringe of whisker.Stories of a Western Town
Also avoid getting the lips, nose, and whisker base too full.Taxidermy
Leon Luther Pray
A scanty growth of whisker did not conceal the contour of his jaw.End of the Tether
"And I'm glad the gypsies didn't get Whisker," observed Flossie.
"I—I just want to see what Whisker'll do," answered the little boy.
"hair of a man's face" (usually plural), c.1600, originally a playful formation, from Middle English wisker "anything that whisks or sweeps" (early 15c.); see whisk (v.). In reference to animal lip hair, recorded from 1670s.
see by a hair (whisker); win by a nose (whisker).