what is difference between bewhisker and whisker
From be- (“at, on, upon”) + whisker.
bewhisker (third-person singular simple present bewhiskers, present participle bewhiskering, simple past and past participle bewhiskered)
- (transitive) To give or add whiskers to; to put whiskers on.
Middle English wisker, whisk (verb) + -er
- IPA(key): /ʍɪskə(ɹ)/, /wɪskə(ɹ)/
- Rhymes: -ɪskə(r)
whisker (plural whiskers)
- That part of the beard which grows upon the sides of the face, usually of the male, or upon the chin, or upon both.
- A hair of the beard.
- One of the long, projecting hairs growing at the sides of the mouth of a cat, or other animal.
- (colloquial) The (very small) distance between two things.
- (nautical) Spreaders from the bows to spread the bowsprit shrouds.
- (statistics) A graphic element that shows the maxima and minima in a box plot.
- One who, or that which, whisks, or moves with a quick, sweeping motion.
- (metallurgy) A small tendril that forms on metal.
- cat’s whiskers
- whisker on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
- whisker in the Encyclopædia Britannica (11th edition, 1911)