A whisk in a bowl of eggs.
- The definition of a whisk is a kitchen action where you mix in a quick sweeping motion or a gadget with wire loops.
An example of a whisk is a kitchen gadget you use to mix eggs before you scramble them.
- To whisk is defined as to move something or someone very quickly, or to beat or mix foods using a special kitchen tool, also called a whisk.
- An example of whisk is when you quickly clear away clutter.
- An example of whisk is when you beat eggs before you scramble them.
- the act of brushing with a quick, light, sweeping motion
- such a motion
- a small bunch of straw, twigs, hair, etc. used for brushing
- a kitchen utensil consisting of wire loops fixed in a handle, for whipping egg whites, cream, etc.
Origin of whiskMiddle English wisk ; from Old Norse visk, wisp, brush ; from Indo-European an unverified form weisk- (; from an unverified form weis-, supple twig, broom) from source German wischen, to wipe
- to move, remove, carry, brush (away, off, out, etc.) forcefully and speedily, as with a quick, sweeping motion: to whisk out a handkerchief, to whisk off crumbs
- to whip (egg whites, cream, etc.)
verbwhisked, whisk·ing, whisks
- To move or cause to move with quick light sweeping motions: whisked crumbs off the table; whisked the children away.
- To whip (eggs or cream).
- A quick light sweeping motion.
- A whiskbroom.
- A small bunch, as of twigs or hair, attached to a handle and used in brushing.
- A kitchen utensil, usually in the form of stiff, thin wire loops attached to a handle, used for whipping foodstuffs.
Origin of whiskMiddle English wisken, of Scandinavian origin.
- A quick, light sweeping motion.
- With a quick whisk, she swept the cat from the pantry with her broom.
- A kitchen utensil, made from stiff wire loops fixed to a handle, used for whipping (a mechanical device with the same function).
- He used a whisk to whip up a light and airy souffle.
- A bunch of twigs or hair etc, used as a brush.
- Peter dipped the whisk in lather and applied it to his face, so he could start shaving.
- A small handheld broom with a small (no) handle.
- I used a whisk to sweep the counter, then a push-broom for the floor.
- A plane used by coopers for evening chines.
- A kind of cape, forming part of a woman's dress.
- (archaic) An impertinent fellow.
(third-person singular simple present whisks, present participle whisking, simple past and past participle whisked)
- To move something with quick light sweeping motions.
- Vernon whisked the sawdust from his workbench.
- In cooking, to whip e.g. eggs or cream.
- The chef prepared to whisk the egg whites for the angel's food cake.
- To move something rapidly and with no warning.
- The governess whisked the children from the room before they could see their presents.
- (intransitive) To move lightly and nimbly.
- The children whisked down the road to the fair, laughing and chattering as they went.
Middle English, from Old Norse visk (compare Danish visk), from Proto-Germanic *wisk- 'move quickly' (compare Old English wiscian 'to plait', granwisc 'awn', Dutch wis 'wisp', German Wisch), from Proto-Indo-European *uÌ¯eis (compare Latin virga 'rod, switch', viscus 'entrails', Lithuanian vizgÃ©ti 'to tremble', Czech vechet 'wisp of straw', Sanskrit veÅŸka 'noose').
- (obsolete) The card game whist.