- 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 whizzingflit, whir, hurtle, whoosh, fly, whirl, swish, zip, bullet, hum, buzz, dart, race, hiss, hurry, speed, whisk
Examples from the Web for whizzing
Contemporary Examples of whizzing
Hundreds of bees are whizzing circles around the Cotes as they stack honeycombs on the trolley.Honey Harvest at the Waldorf Astoria’s Beehives
August 3, 2013
Or nailing a whizzing forehand exactly at the right moment to leave his opponent dumbfounded across the net.Why Andy Roddick Had to Quit Tennis
August 31, 2012
It was at this moment that I truly got a sense of just how much capital was whizzing around me.Ringing in the New Year on Wall Street
January 5, 2010
Signs have been whizzing by with motels for $29.95 and $39.95 a night, which in my new circumstances I should stop at.The Bag Lady's Papers, Part III
January 6, 2009
Historical Examples of whizzing
Shot, shells, and bullets were whizzing and hissing by us as we made our way onwards.Taking Tales
But straggling shots succeed, and bullets are whizzing past their ears.The Lone Ranche
Captain Mayne Reid
He drove it whizzing past Hodge, who did not have time to touch it.Frank Merriwell's Son
Burt L. Standish
Triangular flights of teal wing by you, whizzing like bullets, hazy with speed.California
The buzzing and whizzing sounds increased with great rapidity.The Phantom Yacht
Word Origin and History for whizzing
"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.