whiz·​bang | \ ˈhwiz-ˌbaŋ How to pronounce whizbang (audio) , ˈwiz-, -ˈbaŋ\
variants: or less commonly whizzbang

Definition of whizbang

: one that is conspicuous for noise, speed, excellence, or startling effect

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Far less whizbang, but likely more transformative, are recent upgrades to last generation’s big-data breakthrough: the electronic health record (EHR). Fortune, "Tech’s Next Big Wave: Big Data Meets Biology," 19 Mar. 2018 Right alongside them was Petty, who used his deadpan demeanor as an antidote to all the whizbang wizardy going on in the other videos that made it into heavy rotation on the video channel. Gil Kaufman, Billboard, "Tom Petty's 12 Greatest Videos," 3 Oct. 2017 But Hedman concluded that adding whizbang animations to the app’s virtual page-turns risked making these moments too overwhelming. Kyle Vanhemert, WIRED, "How Sensors That Test Our Stress Could Revolutionize Product Design," 3 Dec. 2014

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First Known Use of whizbang

1915, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of whizbang was in 1915

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to shake or wave menacingly

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