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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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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Word Origin & History

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.

whizz
"make or move with a humming, hissing sound," 1547, of imitative origin. Meaning "to urinate" is from 1929. The noun is recorded from 1620.
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Example sentences
Bullets whizz by players' heads as they search for a safe position and weave through obstacles dodging exploding grenades.
Small items whizz round a two-kilometre carousel and shoot into cardboard boxes.
While there will be whizz, the stable parts are relentlessly growing.
The distant whizz and boom of falling bombs was sometimes varied by the cacophony of an anti-aircraft gun in the prison grounds.
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