whizzing

whiz

1 [hwiz, wiz]
verb (used without object), whizzed, whizzing.
1.
to make a humming, buzzing, or hissing sound, as an object passing swiftly through the air.
2.
to move or rush with such a sound: The angry hornets whizzed by in a cloud.
verb (used with object), whizzed, whizzing.
3.
to cause to whiz.
4.
to treat with a whizzer.
noun
5.
Informal. a person who is quite good at a particular activity, in a certain field, etc.: She's a whiz at math.
6.
the sound of a whizzing object.
7.
a swift movement producing such a sound.
Also, whizz.


Origin:
1540–50; imitative; cf. fizz

whizzingly, adverb
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whiz
"clever person," 1914, probably a special use of whiz "something remarkable" (1908), an extended sense of whizz; or perhaps a shortened form of wizard. Noun phrase whiz kid is from 1930s, a take-off on a radio show's quiz kid.
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