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whish

[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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noun
  1. a whishing sound.
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Origin of whish

First recorded in 1510–20; imitative
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Examples from the Web for whishing

Historical Examples

  • Then they went away, and in a little while we heard them "whishing" up the sheep.

    The Birthright

    Joseph Hocking

  • The earthward swoop of the upper boughs would hasten till the air was full of a whistling, whishing sound.

    Big Timber

    Bertrand W. Sinclair


British Dictionary definitions for whishing

whish

noun, verb
  1. a less common word for swish
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