But our men heard the whizz of the bullets, and felt their sting.
Let us step into it, then, and whizz round to Captain Morrison's house.
Then that silence was broken only by the whizz of the feathered shaft as it shot through the air.
He was propelled by an invisible force to the head of the stairs, and then—whizz!
Best of all, we thought, we'll simply step into the express train and whizz nicely away to the North Sea.
Say, doc, that Indian of yorn's on a kind of a whizz to-night, ain't he?
I shall just get a few strokes on the paper, and then—whizz!
The potato swept into the bucket with a whizz like a spent bullet.
But the whizz of a bullet that buried itself in the earth near him told him better.
whizz'd the bowstring, and the reed Leap'd off, impatient for the distant throng.
"make or move with a humming, hissing sound," 1540s, of imitative origin. Meaning "to urinate" is from 1929. Related: Whizzed; whizzing. The noun is recorded from 1610s.
"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.
A very successful performer; an outstanding expert; humdinger: the town's most promising high school football whiz/ a whiz at exterior (as opposed to psychological) characterization
[1914+; perhaps a shortened form of wizard]
: I just came down for a whizz (1971+)
To urinate; piss: exactly twenty-five minutes after whizzing in his pants for the last time/ I gotta whiz. Will you just cover me at the register for a minute? (1929+)
[perhaps echoic; perhaps related to late 1800s British hold your whiz, ''be quiet, shut up,'' similar to hold your water]