plural wizzes
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
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Word History

First Known Use

1902, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wiz was in 1902

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“Wiz.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wiz. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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wiz

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