Origin of whiz1
OTHER WORDS FROM whizwhiz·zing·ly, adverb
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Origin of whiz2
How to use whiz in a sentence
A wooden chair whizzed past my left ear and smashed into the steel door like a gunshot.
Every joke pretty much whizzed past its target, but the audience laughed dutifully.
The contracts whizzed back and forth, inflating trading volume and crushing prices.How Wall Street Computers Almost Killed Knight Trading|Alex Klein, Matthew Zeitlin|August 7, 2012|DAILY BEAST
“As I crossed the ABC newsroom, Diane Sawyer whizzed by carrying a thick stack of papers,” she writes.10 Juicy Bits from Christine O’Donnell’s ‘Troublemaker’|David Sessions|August 12, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Stuck on a stalled train last week, I sank into Security and the hours whizzed painlessly by.
The men had crept up so quietly that not till the spear whizzed through the air did he suspect danger.The Later Cave-Men|Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
The shaft whizzed away with force enough to delight him, and, lo, there was the first bow-and-arrow!The Wonder Book of Knowledge|Various
Barker dodged, but the edge of it cut open his eyebrow as it whizzed by, and the blood flowed fast.Eric, or Little by Little|Frederic W. Farrar
On our way we had a near shave, for out of the darkness whizzed a shrapnel shell.Letters of Lt.-Col. George Brenton Laurie|George Brenton Laurie
A tomato whizzed past his ear and splattered against the wall.Meeting of the Board|Alan Edward Nourse