whizz
Whiz Whiz, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Whizzed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Whizzing}.] [Of imitative origin. ???. 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}.] [1913 Webster]

It flew, and whizzing, cut the liquid way. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]


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  • whizz — [ wız, hwız ] another spelling of whiz …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • whizz — make or move with a humming, hissing sound, 1540s, of imitative origin. Meaning to urinate is from 1929. Related: Whizzed; whizzing. The noun is recorded from 1610s …   Etymology dictionary

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  • whizz — whizz1 BrE whiz AmE [wız] v 1.) [always + adverb/preposition] [i]informal a) to move very quickly, often making a sound like something rushing through the air ▪ An ambulance whizzed past. ▪ I saw a big piece of metal whizzing through the air. b) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • whizz — [[t](h)wɪ̱z[/t]] whizzes, whizzing, whizzed 1) VERB If something whizzes somewhere, it moves there very fast. [INFORMAL] [V prep/adv] Stewart felt a bottle whizz past his head... [V prep/adv] A car whizzed past. 2) N COUNT: oft a N at/with/on n… …   English dictionary

  • whizz — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun Whizz/whiz is used after these nouns: ↑computer {{Roman}}II.{{/Roman}} verb Whizz/whiz is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑arrow, ↑bullet …   Collocations dictionary

  • whizz — Noun. 1. Amphetamine sulphate. Possibly derived from Billy Whizz, see billy . 1960 70s 2. An act of urination. E.g. So where are the toilets? I need to take a whizz before we leave …   English slang and colloquialisms

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