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whiz-bang

or whiz·bang, whizz-bang

[noun hwiz-bang, wiz-; adjective hwiz-bang, wiz-]
noun
  1. Military. a small, high-speed shell whose sound as it flies through the air arrives almost at the same instant as its explosion.
  2. a firecracker with a similar effect.
  3. Informal. whiz1(def 5).
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adjective
  1. Informal. first-rate; topnotch: a whiz-bang navigator.
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Origin of whiz-bang

First recorded in 1910–15; orig. imitative
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Historical Examples of whizzbang

  • You know what a Jerry looks like and what a Whizzbang sounds like.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 158, March 31, 1920

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