Meaning of whet

whet

Pronunciation: (hwet, wet), [key]
— v., n. whet•ted, whet•ting,
—v.t.
  1. to sharpen (a knife, tool, etc.) by grinding or friction.
  2. to make keen or eager; stimulate: to whet the appetite; to whet the curiosity.
—n.
  1. the act of whetting.
  2. something that whets; appetizer or drink.
  3. to talk a whet.
    1. a spell of work.
    2. a while:to talk a whet.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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