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 Squable, a restaurant launched by James Beard Award-winning chef Justin Yu and Houston cocktail wiz Bobby Heugel, is ranked at No. 2, just behind Austin’s Comedor. Houston Chronicle, "Houston fires up list of 10 best new restaurants in Texas," 17 Feb. 2020 Long gone is the era in which the tech wiz was synonymous with bulging bellies, thick glasses and pleated khakis, a time embodied by Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer’s cringeworthy dancing during the Windows 95 launch. Washington Post, "In Silicon Valley, some men say cosmetic procedures are essential to a career," 9 Jan. 2020 Making even more colorful statements is Marc Jacobs, who has joined forces with New York City nail wiz Mei Kawajiri on a parade of mesmerizing designs. Vogue, "From David Bowie to A$AP Rocky, the Famous Men Who Have Made Nail Art Their Beauty Signature," 15 Nov. 2019 When Cameras Aren’t Rolling The game-show wiz finished in second place with $24,799, and Boettcher won the game with $46,801. Jodi Guglielmi, PEOPLE.com, "James Holzhauer Returning to Jeopardy! to Compete for $250K in Tournament of Champions," 28 Oct. 2019 The current lineup consists of Veneziale, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Andrew Bancroft, the beatbox wiz Chris Sullivan (who goes by Shockwave), and, providing musical backup, Arthur Lewis and Bill Sherman—plus drop-ins by Miranda and others. Adam Green, Vogue, "Hamilton’s Thomas Kail Returns to His Improv Roots with Freestyle Love Supreme," 10 Sep. 2019 Dubas landed the Leafs GM job in large part because he is considered a numbers wiz, an analytics savant. Kevin Paul Dupont, BostonGlobe.com, "Looking at the legacy of Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs," 7 Sep. 2019 An expert negotiator, Prince also was a wiz at luring the best talents to work with him — and at a price that would keep productions affordable. Chris Koseluk, The Hollywood Reporter, "Hal Prince, King of the Broadway Musical, Dies at 91," 31 July 2019 The film also stars Billy Eichner as tech wiz Gabriel Kringle and Shirley MacLaine as Polly the Elf Kringle, the latter who accompanies Noelle on her rescue mission. Alexis Reliford, refinery29.com, "Anna Kendrick Is Coming For A Christmas Prince's Holiday Movie Crown," 24 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of wiz

1902, in the meaning defined above

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24 Feb 2020

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“Wiz.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wiz. Accessed 27 Feb. 2020.

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