Whisk \Whisk\, n. [Probably for wisk, and of Scand. origin; cf.
Icel. visk a wisp; akin to Dan. visk, Sw. viska, D. wisch,
OHG. wisc, G. wisch. See Wisp
1. The act of whisking; a rapid, sweeping motion, as of
something light; a sudden motion or quick puff.
This first sad whisk
Takes off thy dukedom; thou art but an earl. --J.
2. A small bunch of grass, straw, twigs, hair, or the like,
used for a brush; hence, a brush or small besom, as of
3. A small culinary instrument made of wire, or the like, for
whisking or beating eggs, cream, etc. --Boyle.
4. A kind of cape, forming part of a woman's dress.
My wife in her new lace whisk. --Pepys.
5. An impertinent fellow. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell.
6. A plane used by coopers for evening chines.