whiz

verb
\ ˈ(h)wiz How to pronounce whiz (audio) \
variants: or whizz
whizzed; whizzing

Definition of whiz

 (Entry 1 of 3)

intransitive verb

1 : to hum, whir, or hiss like a speeding object (such 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

whiz

noun (1)
variants: or whizz
plural whizzes

Definition of whiz (Entry 2 of 3)

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

whiz

noun (2)
plural whizzes

Definition of whiz (Entry 3 of 3)

: wizard sense 2 a math whiz

Synonyms for whiz

Synonyms: Verb

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Examples of whiz in a Sentence

Verb The ball whizzed through the air. Cars whizzed by on the highway. He whizzed past us on skates. She whizzed through the exam.

First Known Use of whiz

Verb

1582, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

Noun (1)

1620, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

1914, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for whiz

Verb

imitative

Noun (2)

probably by shortening & alteration

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“Whiz.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whiz. Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for whiz

whiz

verb
variants: or whizz \ ˈhwiz , ˈwiz \
whizzed; whizzing

Kids Definition of whiz

 (Entry 1 of 3)

: 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

whiz

noun
variants: or whizz
plural whizzes

Kids Definition of whiz (Entry 2 of 3)

: a buzzing sound the whiz of passing traffic

whiz

noun
plural whizzes

Kids Definition of whiz (Entry 3 of 3)

: wizard sense 2 a math whiz

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