- 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.
- to cause to whiz.
- to treat with a whizzer.
- Informal. a person who is quite good at a particular activity, in a certain field, etc.: She's a whiz at math.
- the sound of a whizzing object.
- a swift movement producing such a sound.
Origin of whiz1
Related Words for whizzedflit, whir, hurtle, whoosh, fly, whirl, swish, zip, bullet, hum, buzz, dart, race, hiss, hurry, speed, whisk
Examples from the Web for whizzed
Contemporary Examples of whizzed
“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’
August 12, 2011
Stuck on a stalled train last week, I sank into Security and the hours whizzed painlessly by.Four Overlooked Books of 2009
May 12, 2009
I whizzed into the cup, washed my hands, waited for my green light, and wished the officer a good afternoon.First Day Out of Prison
January 26, 2009
Historical Examples of whizzed
Then calling for a taxi-cab, he whizzed away to the Grand Central station.The Trimming of Goosie
Lucky he was quick on the duck, for the glass just whizzed over the top of his head.Shorty McCabe
I began to fire with my comrades, reckless of 113the bullets that whizzed about me.The Cryptogram
William Murray Graydon
Suddenly they discharged several arrows upon Tonti and Membré, which whizzed by, fortunately, without hitting them.
I thought he recognised us as he whizzed along, and I guess he did, too.The Silent Bullet
Arthur B. Reeve
"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.