Whets vs Whits - What's the difference?

whets | whits |


As a verb whets

is (whet).

As a noun whits is

.

whets

English

Verb

(head)
  • (whet)
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    whet

    English

    Verb

    (whett)
  • To hone or rub on with some substance, as a piece of stone, for the purpose of sharpening – see whetstone.
  • * Milton
  • The mower whets his scythe.
  • * Byron
  • Here roams the wolf, the eagle whets his beak.
  • To stimulate or make more keen.
  • to whet one's appetite or one's courage
  • * Shakespeare
  • Since Cassius first did whet me against Caesar, / I have not slept.
  • * 2003-10-20 , Naomi Wolf, The Porn Myth] , [http://nymag.com/ New York Magazine
  • In the end, porn doesn’t whet men’s appetites—it turns them off the real thing.

    Derived terms

    * whetstone

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The act of whetting something.
  • That which whets or sharpens; especially, an appetizer.
  • * Spectator
  • * sips, drams, and whets
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    whits

    English

    Noun

    (head)
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