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- n. Alternative spelling of whiz.
- v. Alternative spelling of whiz.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make a humming or hissing sound, like that of an arrow or ball flying through the air.
- To move, rush, or fly with a sibilant humming sound.
- n. A sound between hissing and humming; a sibilant or whistling hum, such as that made by the rapid flight of an arrow, a bullet, or other missile through the air.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. make a soft swishing sound
- v. move along very quickly
- n. someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
Sorry, no etymologies found.
When he scolded another boat for being to close during the fight (which it wasn't), I then had the pleasure of watching that captain whizz 12 ounces of lead into the windshield of the scolder.
"Noa, I'll shy it mysel '," said the gallant Jimmy; and at the word whizz came the half of a turnip within art inch of Kate's ear.
One group of wounded World War I soldiers developed such speedy invalid carriages - known as whizz bangs - to propel them to race meetings that they became known locally as the 'flying squad'.
I have heard from one of our US readers that "whizz" means something else entirely!
As the word left his lips, "whizz," Jimmy's minnow landed in the middle of the circles widening about the rise of the Bass.
The spin and "whizz" of his reel, the rush of a brown mountain stream with its fringe of silver birch and stunted alder, the white side of a leaping salmon, and the gasp of that noble fish towed deftly into the shallows at last, afforded him a natural and unmixed pleasure.
Put simply, Viet Nam does not produce CDOs, MBSs or any other kind of whizz kid acronym.
(usually) tepid water, rinse at least twice, and take it outside to "whizz" it around to get as much water out as possible.
You melt the chocolate in a double boiler, whizz it in a blender with the remaining few ingredients and chill it for a few hours.
My friend Stephanie is a whizz with cakes and cupcakes.