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Definitions for whiz
ʰwɪz, wɪzwhiz

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ace, adept, champion, sensation, maven, mavin, virtuoso, genius, hotshot, star, superstar, whiz, whizz, wizard, wiznoun

    someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field

  2. whizverb

    a buzzing or hissing sound as of something traveling rapidly through the air

    "he heard the whiz of bullets near his head"

  3. whizz, whiz, whirr, whir, birr, purrverb

    make a soft swishing sound

    "the motor whirred"; "the car engine purred"


  1. whiznoun

    A whirring or hissing sound (as above)

  2. whiznoun

    Someone who is remarkably skilled at something

  3. whiznoun

    Wiz; the act of urinating

  4. whiznoun


  5. whizverb

    To make a whirring or hissing sound, similar to that of an object speeding through the air

  6. whizverb

    To rush or move swiftly with such a sound

  7. whizverb

    To throw or spin rapidly

  8. whizverb

    To urinate

Webster Dictionary

  1. Whizverb

    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

    Etymology: [Of imitative origin. . Cf. Whistle, and Hiss.]

  2. Whiznoun

    a hissing and humming sound

    Etymology: [Of imitative origin. . Cf. Whistle, and Hiss.]


  1. WHIZ

    WHIZ is a radio station broadcasting a Variety format. Licensed to Zanesville, Ohio, USA. The station is currently owned by Southeastern Ohio Broadcasting System, Inc. and features programing from ABC Radio, ESPN Radio and Westwood One.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Whiz

    hwiz, v.i. to make a hissing sound, like an arrow or ball flying through the air:—pr.p. whiz′zing; pa.t. and pa.p. whizzed.—n. a hissing sound.—ns. Whiz′zer; Whiz′zing.—adv. Whiz′zingly. [Imit.; cf. Wheeze, Whist, and Hiss.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. whiz

    To make a humming or hissing sound, like an arrow or ball flying through the air.

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  1. WHIZ

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of whiz in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of whiz in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of whiz in a Sentence

  1. Scott Broetzmann:

    Many companies today are simply awful at resolving customer problems, despite investments in whiz-bang technologies and considerable advertising about their customer focus, customers spend valuable time and invest considerable effort—and get little in return.

  2. Doug Hayes:

    The kids have always said,' Gee whiz, I like our school, but we would like to be able to have a school bus,'.

  3. Shawn Pleasants:

    He was always as a young child taking things apart and putting them back together, he was a whiz kid.

  4. Jerry Bostick:

    It was a can-do attitude, we were very sober and somber in what we were doing. We took it very seriously. We worked very hard. But at the same time it was fun, we really didn't think of it as a job, even though we were working twelve hours a day at least, six days a week. We didn't understand the magnitude of what we were doing, the gee-whiz aspects.

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