- whisk [hwisk, wisk]n.[ME wisk < ON visk, wisp, brush < IE * weisk- (< * weis-, supple twig, broom) > Ger wischen, to wipe]1.a) the act of brushing with a quick, light, sweeping motionb) such a motion2. a small bunch of straw, twigs, hair, etc. used for brushing3. a kitchen utensil consisting of wire loops fixed in a handle, for whipping egg whites, cream, etc.vt.1. to move, remove, carry, brush (away, off, out, etc.) with a quick, sweeping motion [to whisk out a handkerchief, to whisk off crumbs]2. to whip (egg whites, cream, etc.)vi.to move quickly, nimbly, or briskly
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.