wiz

noun
\ ˈwiz How to pronounce wiz (audio) \
plural wizzes

Definition of wiz

chiefly US, informal
: a person who is very good at something : wizard sense 2 a computer/financial wiz She's a wiz at math. Sheriff Woody was doing some unnatural things. Of course, he's a cartoon character, an invention of the wizzes at Pixar …— Melena Ryzik

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Examples of wiz in a Sentence

he must be some kind of wiz to have graduated college at age 19
Recent Examples on the Web There, T’Challa’s sister, science wiz Shuri (Letitia Wright), figures out how to deprogram Bucky’s brainwashed brain. Eliana Dockterman, Time, "Everything You Need to Know About The Falcon and the Winter Soldier," 19 Mar. 2021 Huntsville singer forges future-pop with studio wiz Kelvin Wooten. Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al, "50 songs from 2020 to know by Alabama musicians," 31 Dec. 2020 If the person on your list is a wiz in the kitchen or just getting started, a handy chopping tool is a great gift. Tanner Saunders, USA TODAY, "20 of the best gifts under $50 from QVC," 2 Dec. 2020 To salvage her own reputation, a PR wiz agrees to work with the single-father owner of a failing holiday village. jsonline.com, "Christmas movie guide: Where and when you can find holiday shows, from Hallmark movies to 'It's a Wonderful Life'," 21 Nov. 2020 Actor Bill Nighy plays a semi-retired British tailor, widower and Scrabble wiz who goes to live with his estranged grown son while continuing a years-long search for a second, older son who left home one day and never returned. John Benson, cleveland, "‘Miss Juneteenth’ and ‘Quarantine Cat Video Film Festival’ top this week’s streaming movies in Cleveland Cinemas and Cinematheque virtual screening rooms," 1 July 2020 Actor Bill Nighy plays a semi-retired British tailor, widower and Scrabble wiz who goes to live with his estranged grown son while continuing a years-long search for a second, older son who left home one day and never returned. John Benson, cleveland, "‘Miss Juneteenth’ and ‘Quarantine Cat Video Film Festival’ top this week’s streaming movies in Cleveland Cinemas and Cinematheque virtual screening rooms," 1 July 2020 Actor Bill Nighy plays a semi-retired British tailor, widower and Scrabble wiz who goes to live with his estranged grown son while continuing a years-long search for a second, older son who left home one day and never returned. John Benson, cleveland, "‘Miss Juneteenth’ and ‘Quarantine Cat Video Film Festival’ top this week’s streaming movies in Cleveland Cinemas and Cinematheque virtual screening rooms," 1 July 2020 With a line of hits and years of experience under his belt, the 33-year-old production wiz has a clear understanding of what is needed from him as a producer — and how to avoid the usual pitfalls of the industry. Malcolm-aimé Musoni, EW.com, "The hit-making secrets of Hit-Boy," 4 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of wiz

1902, in the meaning defined above

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26 Mar 2021

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“Wiz.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wiz. Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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