whish

[ hwish, wish ]
/ ʰwɪʃ, wɪʃ /

verb (used with or without object)

to make, or move with, a whiz or swish.

noun

a whishing sound.

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Origin of whish

First recorded in 1510–20; imitative
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British Dictionary definitions for whish

whish
/ (wɪʃ) /

noun, verb

a less common word for swish
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