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