Definitions for: Whiz

[n] a buzzing or hissing sound as of something traveling rapidly through the air; "he heard the whiz of bullets near his head"
[n] someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
[v] make a soft swishing sound, as of a motor working or wings flapping

Webster (1913) Definition: Whiz, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Whizzed; p. pr. & vb. n.
Whizzing.] [Of imitative origin. ???. Cf. Whistle, and
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, n.
A hissing and humming sound.

Like the whiz of my crossbow. --Coleridge.

Synonyms: ace, adept, birr, genius, hotshot, maven, purr, sensation, star, virtuoso, whir, whirr, whizz, whizz, wiz, wizard

See Also: expert, go, sound, sound, track star

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Famous Quotes Containing Whiz:

On the one hand, the press, television, and movies make heroes of vandals by calling them whiz kids.

-- Ken Thompson (American Scientist)

I look for those moments that are "gee whiz" moments. There's some "gee whiz" stories in our show, and they can't be written like A-1 in the Times. They have to be written more like Page 6 in the Post.

-- Shepard Smith (American Journalist)

Crikey means gee whiz, wow!

-- Steve Irwin (Australian Scientist)

Plus, I was a math and science whiz from my first introduction to the subjects.

-- David Crane ( -)

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