American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. One that is conspicuously effective, successful, or skillful: a whiz-bang of a speech.
- adj. Conspicuously effective, successful, or skillful: a whiz-bang ad campaign.
- adj. Very rapid and eventful; rushed: whiz-bang pacing; a whiz-bang schedule.
- n. Alternative form of whizz-bang.
- From whizzbang, a shell used in World War I that was heard only an instant before landing and exploding : whiz + bang1. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“What's left is a collection of war-movie clichés; a wartime Italian setting that looks weirdly idyllic, if not quite prosperous; sappy interludes of romance between one of the fliers and a pretty village girl; a hapless borrowing from "Stalag 17," and computer-generated aerial sequences that, in their whiz-bang wondrousness, have lost every connection with authenticity.”
“I don't like long range shooting, but mostly because it makes everyone with a whiz-bang magnum think they can do it too.”
“Free Fiction and Stuff [courtesy of the whiz-bang QuasarDragon]”
“It's quite a whiz-bang novel, but it's also emotionally distant and sort of over-the-top.”
“Losing the next whiz-bang fighter jet won't make us less safe.”
“Maidstone Leisure Centre, SunColette BernhardtGuy Fawkes Experience & Fireworks, Waltham Abbey, Sat & SunIt'll be hard to avoid whiz-bang pyrotechnics anywhere this Bonfire Night, but this promises to let you immerse yourself in the 17th century, with a re-enactment of the plot with the ghost of Guy Fawkes, plus crafts, music, BBQ and fireworks.”
“Mr. Buckley, a native of Sheffield, England, who was trained as an electrical engineer, took the top post at 3M five years ago and has been an ebullient promoter of what he calls the company's "whiz-bang" technologies.”
“It does not have the presidential allure of CGI or the whiz-bang feel of TED, but the Milken Global Conference, which wrapped up last week, deserves a spot in the canon of conferences.”
“A sparkling new TV, with the latest whiz-bang bells and whistles, is great fun to have.”
“No breathless, whiz-bang effects, no intrusive camera angles, mood lighting, or torrid sex scenes.”
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