American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To make a whirring or hissing sound, as of an object speeding through air.
- 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.
- 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.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See whizz.
- 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. slang To urinate
- n. A whirring or hissing sound (as above)
- n. informal Someone who is remarkably skilled at something
- n. slang, especially with the verb “take” Wiz; the act of urinating
- n. UK, slang, uncountable amphetamine.
GNU Webster's 1913
- 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.
- n. A hissing and humming sound.
- 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
- Imitative. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Her proto-hippie collection was safe, sellable and sort of pretty (if you enjoy dressing from the Urban Outfitters clearance rack) but far from the dazzle that was the work of Mondo, the elfin whiz who has wowed us week after week.”
“I do a dozen eggs at a time in whiz them up in the blender.”
“At the other end of the sofa sits my good friend Adam (all names in this piece have been changed) — a Jewish science whiz from the New York suburbs who ate magic mushrooms one evening, had a vision, and switched from pre-med to English literature.”
“This made the terrain whiz by so fast that it caused the images to blur.”
“She works for Arnold Worldwide as their "brain whiz", providing "expertise in how people think and learn provides new and unique insights into how people perceive and remember – or don’t remember - ads.”
“Apr 30th, 2008 at 4: 07 pm seth cheese whiz is not necessary for a philly cheesesteak. go down to philly and see how many people actually put on cheese whiz. a lot of people, i included, from down there put on american cheese or provolone. it’s all preference, but cheese whiz is just too cheesy and nasty.”
“Plus, a young word whiz, who's tired of being an altaran (ph).”
“By age 20 he had a $240 million company and was referred to as a whiz kid of Wall Street.”
“And by age 20, he had a $240 million company and was referred to as a whiz kid of Wall Street.”
“McNAMARA: That's a photograph of what were called the whiz kids.”
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