Wicks vs Whisk - What's the difference?

wicks | whisk |

As nouns the difference between wicks and whisk

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

As verbs the difference between wicks and whisk

is that wicks is (wick) while whisk is to move something with quick light sweeping motions.




  • Verb

  • (wick)
  • whisk


    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.