- 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.)