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

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 In addition, Japanese Iron Chef Morimoto is the culinary wiz behind the Ramen eatery Momosan and Morimoto Asia connected to the ground floors of the resort. Malik Peay, Essence, 28 Apr. 2022 But aside from the amazing cultural adaptability and the gee-wiz-ness of the apomictic thing, there’s another amazing thing about dandelions. Paul Cappiello, The Courier-Journal, 4 Mar. 2022 Next up is Detroit Mercy at 2 p.m. Saturday, meaning a rematch with Antoine Davis – the scoring wiz who poured in 39 points in an 85-60 Titans drubbing on Jan. 7. Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 20 Jan. 2022 Even his mom didn’t know her teenage son was a math wiz. Janice Neumann, chicagotribune.com, 27 Dec. 2021 The Netflix show, starring Lily Collins in the role of an American social media wiz in the French capital, is back for a second season. New York Times, 22 Dec. 2021 The Browns brought the league’s No. 1 rushing attack to Baltimore, bolstered by the return of third-down wiz Kareem Hunt. Childs Walker, baltimoresun.com, 29 Nov. 2021 Lucky the Leprechaun, Mavs Man, G-wiz of the Washington Wizards and Stuff the Magic Dragon of the Orlando Magic. Jeremy Cluff, The Arizona Republic, 19 Nov. 2021 To save her own business, a PR wiz who doesn't have the holiday spirit agrees to help a struggling single father with his failing Christmas village. jsonline.com, 18 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of wiz

1902, in the meaning defined above

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Last Updated

25 May 2022

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“Wiz.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wiz. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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