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whiz

verb \ˈhwiz, ˈwiz\

Simple Definition of whiz

  • : to move quickly while making a buzzing or humming sound

  • : to pass by quickly

  • : to accomplish or complete something easily

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of whiz

whizzedwhizzing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to hum, whir, or hiss like a speeding object (as an arrow or ball) passing through air

  3. 2 :  to fly or move swiftly especially with a whiz <cars whizzing by>

  4. transitive verb
  5. :  to cause to whiz; especially :  to rotate very rapidly

Examples of whiz in a sentence

  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.



Variants of whiz

or whizz play \ˈhwiz, ˈwiz\

Origin of whiz

imitative


First Known Use: 1582

Rhymes with whiz


2

whiz

noun

Definition of whiz

plural whizzes

  1. 1 :  a hissing, buzzing, or whirring sound

  2. 2 :  a movement or passage of something accompanied by a whizzing sound

  3. 3 sometimes vulgar :  an act of urinating —used especially in the phrase take a whiz



1620

First Known Use of whiz

1620

Variants of whiz

or whizz

3

whiz

noun

Definition of whiz

plural whizzes

  1. :  wizard 3 <a mathematics whiz>



Origin of whiz

probably by shortening & alteration


First Known Use: 1914



WHIZ Defined for Kids

1

whiz

play
verb \ˈhwiz, ˈwiz\

Definition of whiz for Students

whizzedwhizzing

  1. :  to move, pass, or fly rapidly with a buzzing sound <… one of the balls, whizzing close to my head, struck him. — Anna Sewell, Black Beauty>



Variants of whiz

or whizz \ˈhwiz, ˈwiz\

2

whiz

play
noun

Definition of whiz for Students

plural whizzes

  1. :  a buzzing sound <the whiz of passing traffic>



Variants of whiz

or whizz

3

whiz

play
noun

Definition of whiz for Students

plural whizzes

  1. :  wizard 2 <a math whiz>





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