[hwish, wish]

verb (used with or without object)

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


a whishing sound.

Origin of whish

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

Historical Examples of whishing

  • 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


noun, verb

a less common word for swish
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