- to make a humming, buzzing, or hissing sound, as an object passing swiftly through the air.
- to move or rush with such a sound: The angry hornets whizzed by in a cloud.
- to cause to whiz.
- to treat with a whizzer.
- Informal. a person who is quite good at a particular activity, in a certain field, etc.: She's a whiz at math.
- the sound of a whizzing object.
- a swift movement producing such a sound.
Origin of whiz1
Origin of whiz2
Examples from the Web for whiz
Significantly, Ruthie was also a whiz at math—a subject in which Bernie was notably deficient.The Making of Madoff
August 1, 2009
Then wielding the sword aloft, he made it whiz past Mr. Landor's neck.In the Forbidden Land
Arnold Henry Savage Landor
A flash—a report—and the whiz of a bullet told him that he was observed.Jack Harkaway's Boy Tinker Among The Turks
He was about to go on to say that he wondered if he would be caught at all, when—whiz!Zodiac Town
Nancy Byrd Turner
The other ferry-boats have a comical appearance as they whirl and whiz past us.
They had not gone many hundred yards before I heard the whiz of a bullet.Adventures in Many Lands
Word Origin and History for whiz
"clever person," 1914, probably a special use of whiz "something remarkable" (1908), an extended sense of whizz; or perhaps a shortened form of wizard. Noun phrase whiz kid is from 1930s, a take-off on a radio show's quiz kid.