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whitwall | whitweek | whitworth ball | whitworth gun | whity-brown | whiz | whiz-kid | whizbang | whizbang shell | whizz | whizz along


Noun, Verb (usu participle), Verb (intransitive)


whizv. i. [Of imitative origin. . Cf. Whistle, and Hiss.].
     To make a humming or hissing sound, like an arrow or ball flying through the air; to fly or move swiftly with a sharp hissing or whistling sound.  [1913 Webster]
    "It flew, and whizzing, cut the liquid way."  [1913 Webster]
     A hissing and humming sound.  [1913 Webster]
    "Like the whiz of my crossbow."  [1913 Webster]


whiz, n. & v. (also whizz) colloq.
1 the sound made by the friction of a body moving through the air at great speed.
2 (also wiz) colloq. a person who is remarkable or skilful in some respect (is a whiz at chess).
--v.intr. (whizzed, whizzing) move with or make a whiz.

whiz-bang colloq.
1 a high-velocity shell from a small-calibre gun, whose passage is heard before the gun's report.
2 a jumping kind of firework. whiz-kid colloq. a brilliant or highly successful young person.
imit.: in sense 2 infl. by WIZARD



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VB hiss, buzz, whiz, rustle, fizz, fizzle, wheeze, whistle, snuffle, squash, sneeze, sizzle, swish.

For further exploring for "whiz" in Webster Dictionary Online

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