adjective see whizbang

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  • whiz-bang — whiz′ bang′ or whiz′bang′ or whizz′ bang′ adj. first rate; topnotch: a whiz bang slam dunk[/ex] • Etymology: 1910–15; orig. imit …   From formal English to slang

  • whiz-bang — or whizz bang [hwizbaŋ′, wizbaŋ′] n. 1. [Old Slang] a high explosive shell of great speed whose sound of explosion occurs immediately after its sound of flight; also, a fireworks device suggestive of this ☆ 2. Slang WHIZ (n. 2) adj. ☆ Slang… …   English World dictionary

  • whiz-bang — ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective : excellent, expert, notable a whiz bang technician * * * n. /hwiz bang , wiz /; adj. /hwiz bang , wiz /, n. 1. Mil. a small, high speed shell whose sound as it flies through the air arrives al …   Useful english dictionary

  • whiz-bang — n. /hwiz bang , wiz /; adj. /hwiz bang , wiz /, n. 1. Mil. a small, high speed shell whose sound as it flies through the air arrives almost at the same instant as its explosion. 2. a firecracker with a similar effect. 3. Informal. whiz1 (def. 5) …   Universalium

  • whiz-bang — /ˈwɪz bæŋ/ (say wiz bang) noun 1. World War I a shell fired from a small calibre, high velocity German gun. 2. a firework making such a sound. 3. the sound itself. –verb (i) 4. to make such a sound. –adjective 5. Colloquial first rate, especially …   Australian English dictionary

  • whiz-bang — (also whizz bang) informal noun 1》 (especially during the First World War) a low velocity shell. 2》 chiefly N. Amer. a resounding success. adjective chiefly N. Amer. impressively lively and fast paced …   English new terms dictionary

  • Whiz Comics — was a monthly ongoing comic book anthology series, which was published by Fawcett Comics from February 1940 to June 1952, best known for introducing Captain Marvel. The first issue published of Whiz Comics was issue #2. As explained in the 2007… …   Wikipedia

  • Whiz Comics — Cover von US Whiz Comics #2 (1940) mit Captain Marvel Whiz Comics ist der Titel einer Comicserie die zwischen Februar 1940 und Juni 1952 von dem US amerikanischen Verlag Fawcett Comics veröffentlicht wurde. Veröffentlichungsdaten Die Serie… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • whiz — n. & v. (also whizz) colloq. n. 1 the sound made by the friction of a body moving through the air at great speed. 2 (also wiz) colloq. a person who is remarkable or skilful in some respect (is a whiz at chess). v.intr. (whizzed, whizzing) move… …   Useful english dictionary

  • whiz kid —  not whizz , is generally the preferred spelling, though most dictionaries recognize both. The same applies for whiz bang, but with the addition of a hyphen …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

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