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[hwish, wish]
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verb (used with or without object)
  1. to make, or move with, a whiz or swish.
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  1. a whishing sound.
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Origin of whish

First recorded in 1510–20; imitative
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Related Words

whoosh, whirl, rush, whisk, zip, scurry, dash, scoot, jog, hasten, hustle, tap, patter, hum, crinkle, crackle, murmur, sigh, crepitate, stir

Examples from the Web for whish

Historical Examples

  • At that moment from out of the fog there was a sudden jolt and the whish of a whip.

    The Bag of Diamonds

    George Manville Fenn

  • It was the fish, and almost at the same instant was heard the “whish!”

  • I would not whish that any one by myself should proved for her and dower her!

  • Your skates are steel, and your legs feel the same as stroke, whish!

    Dick o' the Fens

    George Manville Fenn

  • And on reaching the pond, they opened the sluice, and whish!

    In the Roar of the Sea

    Sabine Baring-Gould

British Dictionary definitions for whish


noun, verb
  1. a less common word for swish
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