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Definition of the noun whiz

What does whiz mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: whizzes

  1. someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
  2. a buzzing or hissing sound as of something traveling rapidly through the air
    • example: he heard the whiz of bullets near his head
    • lexical domain: Natural Events - nouns denoting natural events
    • more generic word: sound = the sudden occurrence of an audible event

Alternative definition of the noun whiz

noun

  1. A whirring or hissing sound (as above)
  2. [informal] Someone who is remarkably skilled at something
  3. [slang, especially with the verb “take”] Wiz; the act of urinating

Definition of the verb whiz

What does whiz mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: whizzed, whizzes, whizzing

  1. make a soft swishing sound

Alternative definition of the verb whiz

verb

  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. [slang] To urinate

Music

"Whiz" is a composition.

Miscellanea

  1. WHIZ is a radio station broadcasting a Variety format. Licensed to Zanesville, Ohio, USA.
  2. WHIZ is the fictional radio station for which Billy Batson, who is also the superhero Captain Marvel, works. It appears in various Captain Marvel stories published by Fawcett Comics and DC Comics, the current publishers/owners of the Fawcett characters.

Phrases with Whiz

  1. whiz kid
  2. whiz-kid
  3. Gee Whiz

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Whiz

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Google previewFast Food and Junk Food (2011)

An Encyclopedia of What We Love to Eat by Andrew F. Smith

Cheez Whiz is a thick, pasteurized, processed cheese spread that remains a liquid at room temperature.

Cheez Whiz is an iconic American food, like Spam and Wonder Bread, that is frequently consumed by children. It has been disparaged ...

Google previewCommon Nonsense (2003)

by Andy Rooney

The computer whiz is a cultural idiot. In the 1970s, citizens band radios were popular. For a while almost everybody had one. Being able to talk to passing drivers was another technological breakthrough. Everyone was saying “Over and out” ...

Google previewTrends in Practical Applications of Heterogeneous Multi-Agent Systems. The PAAMS Collection (2014)

by Javier Bajo Perez, Juan M. Corchado, Philippe Mathieu, Andrew Campbell, Alfonso Ortega, Emmanuel Adam, Elena M. Navarro, Sebastian Ahrndt, María N. Moreno, Vicente Julián

Nerve Whiz is an application for medical professionals which shows the anatomy of the nerves. It studies the muscle innervation and areas of sensitivity loss making use of diagrams and charts. It is available for iOS devices. Glasgow scale is a ...

Google previewTechnology Law (2009)

What Every Business (And Business-Minded Person) Needs to Know by Mark Grossman

Moreover, in case you were wondering, gee whiz is a technical legal term, but that's for another chapter. Bottom-line business advice for the average businessperson concerning trademark law THE LAW I5.

Google previewThe Concise New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English (2014)

by Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor

to masturbate UK, 2003 whiz; whizz; wizz noun 1 a genius; somebody who is extremely proficient at a given activity. An abbreviation of “wizard”. US, 1914. 2 an act of urinating. Often in a ...

Google previewRoute 66 Quick Reference Encyclopedia (2008)

by Drew Knowles

Whiz. Kids. 197. White Fence Farm (Romeoville, IL) A large dining complex specializing in chicken dinners that dates from the 1920s. There is a large, attention-getting fiberglass chicken by the highwayside, and the grounds also include a ...

Google previewFinnish-English dictionary (1916)

by Karl Vilhelm Arminen, Eetu Aaltio

whiz, hiss; viini kihahtaa paiv- h a n wine effects the head, -ilus s. whiz, hiss. klhara 1. a. curly, curled; 2. s. curl, lock, ...

Google previewDictionary of Eclectic Shorthand (1894)

Giving the Phonetic and Shorthand Equivalents of the Primitive Words and the Various Classes of Derivative Words of the English Language. Also, Several Vocabularies of Technical Terms by Jesse George Cross

WELSH WHOOP Welsh wilsh Welt Wilt Wen wen Wench wench Went vient Wept wipt Were wa West wist Wet w«t Wether widhr Whale whal Wharf wharf What v/ hat Wheat whit Wheel whil Wheeze whiz Whelm whilm Whelp whelp When whin ...

Google previewFast Food and Junk Food: An Encyclopedia of What We Love to Eat [2 volumes] (2011)

An Encyclopedia of What We Love to Eat by Andrew F. Smith

Cheez Whiz is a thick, pasteurized, processed cheese spread that remains a liquid at room temperature. The prototype was reportedly developed in the 1930s at Pat's King of Steak, a hot dog stand in South Philadelphia that sold Philly cheese ...

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Crossword Puzzle Dictionary (1996)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

whip, whiz 5 avert, crack, fleet, fling, gurge, hurry, pivot, round, sheer, speed, stove, storm, twirl, whack, wheel, whish, whisk 6 barrel, bullet, bustle, divert, flurry, furore, gyrate, hassle, hubbub, pother, swoosh, vortex /circuit, clatter, deflect, ...

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Usage statistics about whiz

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun whiz:

virtuososuperstarwizardgeniusacesensationchampionstar

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb whiz:

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Small photo of LAS VEGAS - MAY 20: Whiz Khalifa in the Press Room at the 2012 Billboard Awards at MGM Garden Arena on May 20, 2012 in Las Vegas, NVSmall photo of LAS VEGAS - MAY 20: Amber Rose, Whiz Khalifa arrives at the 2012 Billboard Awards at MGM Garden Arena on May 20, 2012 in Las Vegas, NVSmall photo of Whiz boy with question mark in his headSmall photo of Whiz boy with 2015 sign in his headSmall photo of WEST ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA - MAY 21, 2016: City of Robbinsdale and Whiz Bang Festival Ambassador Lois Cassell waves to crowd during annual West Saint Paul Days Grande Parade on May 21.Small photo of London, UK - October 2017. People commuting on an underground train in London. The Tube handles up to 5 Million passenger per day. At peak times, more than 543 trains whiz around the Capital.Small photo of Trams whiz by the Max Monument at night; A monument commemorating King Maximilian II of Bavaria. More...

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Quotes about Whiz

On the one hand, the press, television, and movies make heroes of vandals by calling them whiz kids. (Ken Thompson)
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Scrabble value of W4H4I1Z10

The value of this 4-letter word is 19 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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