whizbang

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

whiz +‎ bang

Noun[edit]

whizbang (plural whizbangs)

  1. (dated) A type of firework that made a whiz before exploding
  2. (dated) A small artillery shell
  3. (by extension) Someone or something that holds an explosive amount of success, skill or effectiveness.