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whiz

verb \ ˈhwiz , ˈwiz \
variants: or whizz

Definition of whiz

whizzed; whizzing
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
: 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.

Origin and Etymology of whiz

imitative

First Known Use: 1582

in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

whiz Synonyms


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whiz

noun
variants: or whizz

Definition of whiz

plural whizzes
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

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whiz

noun

Definition of whiz

plural whizzes
: wizard 3
  • a math whiz

Origin and Etymology of whiz

probably by shortening & alteration

First Known Use: 1914

in the meaning defined above



WHIZ Defined for English Language Learners

whiz

Definition of whiz for English Language Learners

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

  • : to pass by quickly

  • : to accomplish or complete something easily


WHIZ Defined for Kids

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whiz

verb
variants: or whizz \ˈhwiz, ˈwiz\

Definition of whiz for Students

whizzed; whizzing
: 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

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whiz

noun
variants: or whizz

Definition of whiz for Students

plural whizzes
: a buzzing sound
  • the whiz of passing traffic

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whiz

noun

Definition of whiz for Students

plural whizzes
: wizard 2
  • a math whiz


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