Origin of whisker
Examples from the Web for whiskery
Historical Examples of whiskery
Hoddan astonishedly regarded his whiskery countenance, contorted with grief and dampened with tears.The Pirates of Ersatz
And I was so deeply absorbed with the idea that I did not at first see the whiskery old man who was coming my way in a farm wagon.Adventures In Friendship
adjective -skerier or -skeriest
"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).