whiz

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or whizz

[ hwiz, wiz ]
/ ʰwɪz, wɪz /

verb (used without object), whizzed, whiz·zing.

to make a humming, buzzing, or hissing sound, as an object passing swiftly through the air.
to move or rush with such a sound: The angry hornets whizzed by in a cloud.

verb (used with object), whizzed, whiz·zing.

to cause to whiz.
to treat with a whizzer.

noun

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WHO SAID IT: A QUIZ ON PRESIDENTIAL WIT AND WISDOM

Think you know your presidents? Take this quiz and see if you can match the style, wit, and ideology of these memorable lines to the right POTUS.
Question 1 of 9
“I do believe that the buck stops here, that I cannot rely upon public opinion polls to tell me what is right. I do believe that right makes might and that if I am wrong, 10 angels swearing I was right would make no difference.”

Origin of whiz

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1540–50; imitative; cf. fizz

OTHER WORDS FROM whiz

whiz·zing·ly, adverb

Definition for whiz (2 of 2)

whiz2
[ hwiz, wiz ]
/ ʰwɪz, wɪz /

noun

Origin of whiz

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by shortening
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