whizzy

adjective

whiz·​zy ˈ(h)wi-zē How to pronounce whizzy (audio)
whizzier; whizziest
: wizardly sense 2
whizzy technology

Examples of whizzy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Stockbrokers have been squeezed out by whizzy algorithms that carry out transactions for a fraction of the cost. The Economist, 29 Aug. 2019 That is the name of his firm’s whizzy command centre in California, which is evocative of a Pentagon war room. The Economist, 11 July 2019 The whizzy new addition to the OnePlus 6T over the previous OnePlus 6 is an in-display fingerprint sensor. Vlad Savov, The Verge, 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, 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, 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, 17 May 2018 The tie-up is bad for consumers; and there are better ways to build whizzy new networks. The Economist, 5 May 2018 Those whizzy things could someday include weather info that updates in real time. Jack Stewart, WIRED, 26 Apr. 2018

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Word History

Etymology

whiz entry 3

First Known Use

1977, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of whizzy was in 1977

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“Whizzy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whizzy. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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