whiz

verb
\ˈhwiz, ˈwiz\
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 3 a math whiz

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Synonyms for whiz

Synonyms: Verb

bumble, burr, buzz, drone, hum, whir (also whirr), whish, zip, zoom

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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.
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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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Phrases Related to whiz

take a whiz

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whiz

verb

English Language Learners Definition of whiz

: to move quickly while making a buzzing or humming sound

: to pass by quickly

: to accomplish or complete something easily

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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