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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun One that is conspicuously effective, successful, or skillful.
  • adjective Conspicuously effective, successful, or skillful.
  • adjective Very rapid and eventful; rushed.

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  • noun Alternative form of whizz-bang.

Etymologies

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

[From whizzbang, a shell used in World War I that was heard only an instant before landing and exploding : whiz + bang.]

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