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

Definition of wiz

chiefly US, informal
: a person who is very good at something : wizard sense 3 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

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Other honorees at the fourth annual Culture Creators Luncheon included Founder and CEO of Blavity Morgan DeBaun, tech wiz Iddis Sandu, Gucci vp of brand and culture engagement Antoine Phillips, artist Simphiwe Ndzube and more. Alexandra Del Rosario, The Hollywood Reporter, "Marsai Martin, Byron Allen Call for Industry Accountability at Annual Culture Creators Innovators & Leaders Awards," 23 June 2019 The Sounders are poised to sign Peruvian scoring wiz Raul Ruidiaz through the 2021 season. Morning Brief, The Seattle Times, "More on the Maryland newspaper shooting, and the Special Olympics USA Games come to town | Friday Morning Brief, June 29," 29 June 2018 Backed by his throwback band of bar rockers and buddied up with harp wiz Dennis Gruenling, Moss and company swing into the Torch for a Sunday matinee gig. Aaron Davis, sacbee, "Front Street Brewfest, Party in the Park sneakily hosting strong music lineups," 14 June 2018 Finvarb is a math and analytics wiz with an interest in photography who is majoring in business at the University of Pennsylvania. Sue Arrowsmith And Adrianne Richardson, miamiherald, "These are the top 2018 high school grads at Miami-Dade private schools," 5 June 2018 Since busting out of Santa Monica as a teen guitar wiz more than 50 years ago, guitarist, songwriter and musical explorer Cooder has traveled the world in search of wild frequencies. Randall Roberts, latimes.com, "California Sounds: New music from Ry Cooder, Deafheaven, the Flytraps and Ras G & the Afrikan Space Program," 4 May 2018 This should be an easier lift for Friess an investment wiz with a net worth of more than $500 million, than his flash-in-the-pan flirtation with a Senate run last year. Chris Stirewalt, Fox News, "Country roads, take us home," 20 Apr. 2018 Google’s puzzle game won’t turn you into a programming wiz overnight. Lisa Eadicicco, Time, "Google Just Launched a Smartphone Game to Teach Adults How to Code," 18 Apr. 2018 As an electronic wiz he was employed by Bernie's Stores and received multiple sales awards. courant.com, "Paul DiBattista," 18 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of wiz

1902, in the meaning defined above

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