whiz

5 ENTRIES FOUND:

1whiz

verb \ˈhwiz, ˈwiz\

: to move quickly while making a buzzing or humming sound

: to pass by quickly

: to accomplish or complete something easily

whizzedwhiz·zing

Full Definition of WHIZ

intransitive verb
1
:  to hum, whir, or hiss like a speeding object (as an arrow or ball) passing through air
2
:  to fly or move swiftly especially with a whiz <cars whizzing by>
transitive verb
:  to cause to whiz; especially :  to rotate very rapidly

Variants of WHIZ

whiz or whizz \ˈhwiz, ˈwiz\

Examples of WHIZ

  1. The ball whizzed through the air.
  2. Cars whizzed by on the highway.
  3. He whizzed past us on skates.
  4. She whizzed through the exam.

Origin of WHIZ

imitative
First Known Use: 1582

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Rhymes with WHIZ

2whiz

noun
plural whiz·zes

Definition of WHIZ

1
:  a hissing, buzzing, or whirring sound
2
:  a movement or passage of something accompanied by a whizzing sound
3
sometimes vulgar :  an act of urinating —used especially in the phrase take a whiz

Variants of WHIZ

whiz or whizz

First Known Use of WHIZ

1620

3whiz

noun
plural whiz·zes

Definition of WHIZ

:  wizard 3 <a mathematics whiz>

Origin of WHIZ

probably by shortening & alteration
First Known Use: 1914

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