Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • intransitive v. To make a whirring or hissing sound, as of an object speeding through air.
  • intransitive v. To move swiftly with or as if with such a sound; rush: whizzed past on a ten-speed bike; as the days whizzed by.
  • transitive v. To throw or spin rapidly: The pitcher whizzed the ball to first.
  • n. A whirring or hissing sound, as of an object speeding through air.
  • n. A rapid passage or journey.
  • n. Informal One who has remarkable skill: a whiz at all sorts of games.
  • idiom take a whiz Vulgar Slang To urinate.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To make a whirring or hissing sound, similar to that of an object speeding through the air
  • v. To rush or move swiftly with such a sound
  • v. To throw or spin rapidly
  • v. To urinate
  • n. A whirring or hissing sound (as above)
  • n. Someone who is remarkably skilled at something
  • n. Wiz; the act of urinating
  • n. amphetamine.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A hissing and humming sound.
  • intransitive v. 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.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See whizz.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a buzzing or hissing sound as of something traveling rapidly through the air
  • n. someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
  • v. make a soft swishing sound

Etymologies

Imitative.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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