or whizz

[ hwiz, wiz ]
/ ʰwɪz, wɪz /

verb (used without object), whizzed, whiz·zing.

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.

verb (used with object), whizzed, whiz·zing.

to cause to whiz.
to treat with a whizzer.


Origin of whiz

1540–50; imitative; cf. fizz

Related forms

whiz·zing·ly, adverb
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