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

2 [hwiz, wiz]
noun
wizard ( def 3 ).

Origin:
by shortening

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whizz or whiz (wɪz)
 
vb , whizzes, whizzing, whizzed
1.  to make or cause to make a loud humming or buzzing sound
2.  to move or cause to move with such a sound
3.  informal (intr) to move or go rapidly
 
n
4.  a loud humming or buzzing sound
5.  informal a person who is extremely skilful at some activity
6.  a slang word for amphetamine
7.  informal (US) take a whizz to urinate
 
[C16: of imitative origin]
 
whiz or whiz
 
vb
 
n
 
[C16: of imitative origin]

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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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Example sentences
The trees at the side of the road whiz by, whereas the mountains on the distant
  horizon hardly move.
He played dangerous games with reflexive grace and was a whiz at handling risky
  props.
He's got a tight drummer and a keyboard whiz behind him.
Yes, some folks will never master a calculus but the calculus whiz may lack
  potential to master inserting a cardiac catheter.
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