What does whisk mean?

Definitions for whisk
ʰwɪsk, wɪskwhisk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. whisk(noun)

    a mixer incorporating a coil of wires; used for whipping eggs or cream

  2. whisk, whisk broom(verb)

    a small short-handled broom used to brush clothes

  3. whisk(verb)

    move somewhere quickly

    "The President was whisked away in his limo"

  4. whisk(verb)

    move quickly and nimbly

    "He whisked into the house"

  5. whisk, whisk off(verb)

    brush or wipe off lightly

  6. whisk, whip(verb)

    whip with or as if with a wire whisk

    "whisk the eggs"


  1. whisk(Noun)

    A quick, light sweeping motion.

    With a quick whisk, she swept the cat from the pantry with her broom.

  2. whisk(Noun)

    A kitchen utensil, made from stiff wire loops fixed to a handle, used for whipping (or a mechanical device with the same function).

    He used a whisk to whip up a light and airy souffle.

  3. whisk(Noun)

    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.

  4. whisk(Noun)

    A small handheld broom with a small (or no) handle.

    I used a whisk to sweep the counter, then a push-broom for the floor.

  5. whisk(Verb)

    To move something with quick light sweeping motions.

    Vernon whisked the sawdust from his workbench.

  6. whisk(Verb)

    In cooking, to whip e.g. eggs or cream.

    The chef prepared to whisk the egg whites for the angel's food cake.

  7. whisk(Verb)

    To move something rapidly and with no warning.

    The governess whisked the children from the room before they could see their presents.

  8. whisk(Verb)

    To move lightly and nimbly.

    The children whisked down the road to the fair, laughing and chattering as they went.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Whisk(noun)

    a game at cards; whist

  2. Whisk(noun)

    the act of whisking; a rapid, sweeping motion, as of something light; a sudden motion or quick puff

  3. Whisk(noun)

    a small bunch of grass, straw, twigs, hair, or the like, used for a brush; hence, a brush or small besom, as of broom corn

  4. Whisk(noun)

    a small culinary instrument made of wire, or the like, for whisking or beating eggs, cream, etc

  5. Whisk(noun)

    a kind of cape, forming part of a woman's dress

  6. Whisk(noun)

    an impertinent fellow

  7. Whisk(noun)

    a plane used by coopers for evening chines

  8. Whisk(noun)

    to sweep, brush, or agitate, with a light, rapid motion; as, to whisk dust from a table; to whisk the white of eggs into a froth

  9. Whisk(noun)

    to move with a quick, sweeping motion

  10. Whisk(verb)

    to move nimbly at with velocity; to make a sudden agile movement

  11. Origin: [See Whist, n.]


  1. Whisk

    A whisk is a cooking utensil used in food preparation to blend ingredients smooth, or to incorporate air into a mixture, in a process known as whisking or whipping. Most whisks consist of a long, narrow handle with a series of wire loops joined at the end. The wires are usually metal, but some are plastic for use with nonstick cookware. Whisks are also made from bamboo. Whisks are commonly used to whip egg whites into a firm foam to make meringue, or to whip cream into whipped cream. Whisks have differently-shaped loops depending on their intended functions: ⁕The most common shape is that of a wide teardrop, termed a balloon whisk. Balloon whisks are best suited to mixing in bowls, as their curved edges conform to a bowl's concave sides. ⁕With longer, narrower wire loops, the French whisk has a more cylindrical profile, suiting it to deep, straight-sided pans. ⁕A flat whisk, sometimes referred to as a roux whisk, has the loops arranged in a flat successive pattern. It is useful for working in shallow vessels like skillets. ⁕A gravy whisk, sometimes referred to as a spiral whisk, commonly has one main loop with another wire coiled around it. The angle of the whisk head is ideal for mixing gravy, jello, batters and sauces.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Whisk

    hwisk, v.t. to move with a quick motion: to sweep or stir rapidly.—v.i. to move nimbly and rapidly.—n. a rapid sweeping motion: a small bunch of anything used for a brush: a small instrument for beating or whisking, esp. eggs.—ns. Whis′ker, he who, or that which, whisks: the hair on the sides of a man's face (esp. in pl.): the bristle on the face of a cat, &c.; Whiskeran′do, a whiskered person, in allusion to Don Ferolo Whiskerandos in Sheridan's Critic.—adjs. Whiskeran′doed, Whis′kered, Whis′kery, having whiskers; Whis′king, moving briskly; Whis′ky-fris′ky, flighty. [Scand., Ice. visk, a wisp of hay; Sw. viska, to wipe, Ger. wischen; prob. conn. with wash.]

  2. Whisk

    hwisk, n. whist. [So called from the rapid action of sweeping the cards off the table after a trick has been won.]

Editors Contribution

  1. whisk

    A type of device or utensil and product created and designed in various colors, materials, mechanisms, shapes, sizes and styles used to blend, mix or move ingredients or a form of food, a utensil used by hand or a device powered by electricity.

    We have a hand whisk and electric whisk, we use each one for different things in the kitchen.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 24, 2016  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of whisk in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of whisk in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of whisk in a Sentence

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    They said yes, and I thought, well I'm going to go for this, i said 'What's the chance of riding in the motorcade?' and they called back and said the Secret Service would whisk me into one of the cars (after greeting the President).

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