Brittany J. Vincent
Wet vs. Whet
Updated: Dec 21, 2018
Wet: (adjective) covered or saturated with water or another liquid
The lawn chairs are wet after the rainstorm.
Whet: (verb) [with object] excite or stimulate (someone's desire, interest, or appetite)
Maybe these hors d'oeuvres will whet your appetite.
Old English hwettan, of Germanic origin; related to German wetzen, based on an adjective meaning "sharp."
In reference to having a drink, the correct phrase is “wet your whistle.”
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