whiz

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Onomatopoeic. Compare huzz, hizz, hiss.

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Verb[edit]

whiz ‎(third-person singular simple present whizzes, present participle whizzing, simple past and past participle whizzed)

  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. (vulgar, slang) To urinate.
    We whizzed in the bushes.
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Noun[edit]

whiz ‎(plural whizzes)

  1. A whirring or hissing sound (as above).
  2. (informal) Someone who is remarkably skilled at something.
  3. (vulgar, slang, especially with the verb "take") An act of urination; a wiz.
    I have to take a whiz.
  4. (Britain, slang, uncountable) amphetamine.
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Etymology 2[edit]

See with.

Preposition[edit]

whiz

  1. (slang) Eye dialect spelling of with.