How Do You Spell WHET?

Correct spelling for the English word "whet" is [w_ˈɛ_t], [wˈɛt], [wˈɛt]] (IPA phonetic alphabet).

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Definition of WHET

  1. To make sharp, keen, or eager; to excite; to stimulate; as, to whet the appetite or the courage.

Common Misspellings for WHET

Below is the list of 502 misspellings for the word "whet".

Usage Examples for WHET

  1. Applying the rule of three to such a tooth as this would give a shark 120 feet long, bigger than most whales, to whom a man would be but a mouthful, just enough to whet his sharkship's appetite. - "Animals of the Past" by Frederic A. Lucas
  2. That the war might be carried on with effect, it was the part of the Indian leaders to work upon the passions of their people, and keep alive their irritation; to whet their native appetite for blood and glory, and cheer them on to the attack; to guard against all that might quench their ardor, or cool their fierceness; to avoid pitched battles; never to fight except under advantage; and to avail themselves of all the aid which craft and treachery could afford. - "The Conspiracy of Pontiac and the Indian War after the Conquest of Canada" by Francis Parkman
  3. That run likely whet up his appetite. - "The-Motor-Girls-on-a-Tour" by Penrose, Margaret
  4. Who falls unslain will only make A mouthful to the wolves who slake Their month- whet thirst. - "Poems" by Victor Hugo