RFK chose whizzer White and Nick Katzenbach as his top deputies—neither brought prior government or political credentials.
This is exactly what whizzer was trying his best to do, and whizzer's best was exceedingly bad for his rider, as a general thing.
"I never c'd run 'em in alone, not with whizzer in the bunch," objected Slim.
It did certainly seem that whizzer heard and felt the pricking of pride at the reproof.
Oh, whizzer, you poor fellow, why do you let him abuse you so?
As the chase grew in earnestness and excitement, the sympathies of the Little Doctor were given unreservedly to whizzer.
There was certainly plenty of machinery in the cabin of the whizzer.
There was time but for one more upward throwing of the whizzer's nose, and Tom held to that position as long as possible.
With a crash that could have been heard some distance the whizzer settled to the sand.
That's my big idea—Damon's whizzer—propellers revolving in compressed air like water.
Old English hwit, from Proto-Germanic *khwitaz (cf. Old Saxon and Old Frisian hwit, Old Norse hvitr, Dutch wit, Old High German hwiz, German weiß, Gothic hveits), from PIE *kwintos/*kwindos "bright" (cf. Sanskrit svetah "white;" Old Church Slavonic sviteti "to shine," svetu "light;" Lithuanian sviesti "to shine," svaityti "to brighten").
As a surname, originally with reference to fair hair or complexion, it is one of the oldest in English, being well-established before the Conquest. Meaning "morally pure" was in Old English. Association with royalist causes is late 18c. Slang sense of "honorable, fair" is 1877, American English. The racial sense (adj.) of "of those races (chiefly European or of European extraction) characterized by light complexion" is first recorded c.1600. The noun in this sense ("white man, person of a race distinguished by light complexion") is from 1670s. White supremacy attested from 1902; white flight is from 1967.
White heat "state of intense or extreme emotion" first recorded 1839. White lie is attested from 1741. White Christmas is attested from 1857. White House at the U.S. presidential residence is recorded from 1811. White water "river rapids" is recorded from 1580s. White Russian "language of Byelorussia" is recorded from 1850; the mixed drink is from c.1978. White-collar as an adjective is from 1921; white-collar crime attested by 1964 (there is a white-collar criminaloids from 1934). Astronomical white dwarf is from 1924.
: definitely has been a whiz-bang franchise-winning tool
[fr an intensification of whiz either due to or influenced by the echoic use of whizbang to designate an artillery shell in World War I]
To speculate or take a wild guess
a symbol of purity (2 Chr. 5:12; Ps. 51:7; Isa. 1:18; Rev. 3:18; 7:14). Our Lord, at his transfiguration, appeared in raiment "white as the light" (Matt. 17:2, etc.).