Whisk vs Hump - What's the difference?

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Whisk is a related term of hump.

As a noun whisk

is a quick, light sweeping motion or whisk can be (obsolete) the card game whist.

As a verb whisk

is to move something with quick light sweeping motions.

As a proper noun hump is

the himalayas, as the challenge for the supply route between india and china.



Etymology 1

(etyl), from (etyl) visk According to] eng. (vist laant fra nord. ) whisk, the English (certainly borrowed from Old Norse) whisk[http://machaut.uchicago.edu/?action=search&word=whisk&resource=Webster's&quicksearch=on Etymology in Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, from (etyl) . Cognate with Danish (m), (etyl) (m), (etyl) (m), (etyl) .


(en noun)
  • 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 (or 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 (or 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.
  • * Samuel Pepys
  • My wife in her new lace whisk .
  • (archaic) An impertinent fellow.
  • (Halliwell)


    (en verb)
  • To move something with quick light sweeping motions.
  • * J. Fletcher
  • He that walks in gray, whisking his riding rod.
  • In cooking, to whip e.g. eggs or cream.
  • To move something rapidly and with no warning.
  • * Walpole
  • I beg she would not impale worms, nor whisk carp out of one element into another.
  • To move lightly and nimbly.
  • *
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    Etymology 2


  • (obsolete) The card game whist.
  • hump



    (wikipedia hump) (en noun)
  • A mound of earth.
  • A rounded mass, especially a fleshy mass such as on a camel.
  • A speed hump.
  • (rft-sense) A deformity in humans caused by abnormal curvature of the upper spine.
  • (slang) An act of sexual intercourse.
  • (British, slang) A bad mood.
  • get the hump''', have the '''hump''', take the '''hump .
  • (slang) A painfully boorish person.
  • That guy is such a hump !


    * (abnormal deformity of the spine) gibbous, humpback, hunch, hunchback

    See also

    * over the hump * hump day * speed hump


    (en verb)
  • To bend something into a hump.
  • (slang) To carry something, especially with some exertion.
  • (slang) To carry, especially with some exertion.
  • (intransitive) To dry-hump.
  • (slang) To have sex with.
  • (slang) To have sex.
  • Derived terms

    * dry-hump