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Webster 1913 Edition


Whiz

Whiz

,
Verb.
I.
[
imp. & p. p.
Whizzed
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Whizzing
.]
[Of imitative origin. [GREEK][GREEK][GREEK]. Cf.
Whistle
, and
Hiss
.]
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.
[Written also
whizz
.]
It flew, and
whizzing
, cut the liquid way.
Dryden.

Whiz

,
Noun.
A hissing and humming sound.
Like the
whiz
of my crossbow.
Coleridge.

Webster 1828 Edition


Whiz

WHIZ

,
Verb.
T.
[It seems to be allied to hiss.] To make a humming or hissing sound, like an arrow or ball flying through the air.
It flew, and whizzing cut the liquid way.

WHIZ

,
Noun.
A hissing sound.

Definition 2022


whiz

whiz

English

Alternative forms

Verb

whiz (third-person singular simple present whizzes, present participle whizzing, simple past and past participle whizzed)

  1. To make a whirring or hissing sound, similar to that of an object speeding through the air.
  2. To rush or move swiftly with such a sound.
  3. To throw or spin rapidly.
  4. (vulgar, slang) To urinate.
    We whizzed in the bushes.
Derived terms
Translations

Noun

whiz (plural whizzes)

  1. A whirring or hissing sound (as above).
  2. (informal) Someone who is remarkably skilled at something.
  3. (vulgar, slang, especially with the verb "take") An act of urination; a wiz.
    I have to take a whiz.
  4. (Britain, slang, uncountable) amphetamine.
Synonyms
  • See also Wikisaurus:skilled person
Derived terms
Translations

Etymology 2

See with.

Preposition

whiz

  1. (slang) Eye dialect spelling of with.