verb (used without object), whizzed, whiz·zing.
verb (used with object), whizzed, whiz·zing.
- whitworth screw thread,
- whiz kid,
Origin of whiz1
Examples from the Web for whizz
With a whizz and a buzz the auto darted across the store, bringing up with a bang against the low part of the opposite counter.Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue Keeping Store|Laura Lee Hope
Ralph turned The Whizz into a rear entrance, used only by delivery autos, and in that way reached the garage.Bobs, a Girl Detective|Grace May North
But one night, when the bird was singing its best by the emperor's bedside, something inside the toy went 'whizz.'Edmund Dulac's Picture-Book for the French Red Cross|Edmund Dulac
Is it roused by the little messengers of death that whizz invisibly by?"Contemptible"|"Casualty"
There was a whizz as the rubber tires struck the wooden planking of the bridge.The Motor Boys|Clarence Young
verb whizzes, whizzing or whizzed
Word Origin for whizz
"make or move with a humming, hissing sound," 1540s, of imitative origin. Meaning "to urinate" is from 1929. Related: Whizzed; whizzing. The noun is recorded from 1610s.
"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.