verb (used without object), whizzed, whiz·zing.
verb (used with object), whizzed, whiz·zing.
Origin of whiz1
Definition for whiz (2 of 2)
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.
We had not gained more than a hundred yards, when the whiz of an arrow met our ears.The Privateer's-Man|Frederick Marryat
There was a whiz and a loud report, and the enormous mass of ice heaved upwards in the centre, and fell back in huge fragments.The World of Ice|R.M. Ballantyne
These shells come with a whiz like an express train, and then—crash!The Childrens' Story of the War, Volume 3 (of 10)|James Edward Parrott
Chemic, using bleaching powder liquor at ½° Tw., allowing them to steep for two hours, then wash and whiz.The Dyeing of Cotton Fabrics|Franklin Beech
The tourists who come there now in their touring cars look at that black-faced rock about half a second and whiz by.The Young Alaskans on the Missouri|Emerson Hough
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.