whiz·​zy | \ ˈhwi-zē How to pronounce whizzy (audio) , ˈwi-\
whizzier; whizziest

Definition of whizzy

: wizardly sense 2 whizzy technology

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The whizzy new addition to the OnePlus 6T over the previous OnePlus 6 is an in-display fingerprint sensor. Vlad Savov, The Verge, "OnePlus 6T review: revised formula, same results," 29 Oct. 2018 And her customs partnership, under which the government would apply EU duties to imports, but find a whizzy way of tracking and refunding them for goods destined only for Britain, was proposed last August and reaffirmed in March. The Economist, "Theresa May faces divides over Brexit—and little time to bridge them," 9 May 2018 Anti-gentrification activists have shot at tech-workers’ commuter buses with pellet guns and vandalised the whizzy electric scooters dotting the pavements. The Economist, "Can a new mayor fix San Francisco’s housing and homelessness problems?," 31 May 2018 Meanwhile, the business of dropping groceries as U.K. customers’ doors jars with Ocado’s push to become a whizzy technology company. Fortune, "Grocery Delivery Wars: Kroger Is Fending Off Amazon's Whole Foods With a New Service of Its Own," 17 May 2018 The tie-up is bad for consumers; and there are better ways to build whizzy new networks. The Economist, "T-Mobile and Sprint plan to combine," 5 May 2018 Those whizzy things could someday include weather info that updates in real time. Jack Stewart, WIRED, "The Surprisingly Simple iPad Apps Pilots Use to Make Your Flight Better," 26 Apr. 2018 So the whizzy new weapons are probably workable, at least in principle. The Economist, "High-tech weaponryRussia’s new nuclear weapons are technically plausible…," 8 Mar. 2018 A scene, for example, in which Gretchen takes Hector for a ride on her skateboard-broomstick has a whizzy swoop and swish, and will look spectacular in 3D. Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Zombillenium': Film Review | Cannes 2017," 2 June 2017

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First Known Use of whizzy

1977, in the meaning defined above

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to reflect, repel, echo, or resound

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