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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


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  • 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.

    My Two Favorite Knuckleheads

  • "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.

    The Firm of Girdlestone

  • 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'.

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  • I have heard from one of our US readers that "whizz" means something else entirely!

    Chocolate Truffles

  • As the word left his lips, "whizz," Jimmy's minnow landed in the middle of the circles widening about the rise of the Bass.

    At the Foot of the Rainbow

  • 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.

    M. or N. "Similia similibus curantur."

  • 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.

    Laura Silverman: The Mousse That Roared

  • My friend Stephanie is a whizz with cakes and cupcakes.

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  • I threw my head back to a glinting whizz that traversed the pilot house, in at one shutter-hole and out at the other.

    --Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad

    March 19, 2011