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[ wiz ]


/ wɪz /


  1. informal.
    a variant spelling of whizz

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Word History and Origins

Origin of wiz1

First recorded in 1900–05; by shortening

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Example Sentences

Whether you’re an architect, designer, or IT wiz, EppieBasic specializes in desk lamps that give your entire desk setup a light that makes work brighter and better.

Imagine you know you have a colleague at work who is a wiz when using Excel spreadsheets and can help you out with anything involving Excel.

In which case, you’re stretching back to a quirkier choice like Little Shop of Horrors, or even further to the turn-of-the-’80s stretch that produced Grease, The Wiz, Fame, and All That Jazz.

Wiz Khalifa and Young Jeezy were on the cover; April's issue had Schoolboy Q and Ice Cube.

Performing on this track with label-mate Wiz Khalifa, New York singer and songwriter Vali released “Dimes” this week.

Ke$ha swayed back and forth, head bobbing, slurred her words, and held on for dear life to Wiz for balance.

Wiz proudly pimped his new project: a baby with model Amber Rose.

Rapper Tyga enlists the help of his musical peers, Wiz Khalifa and Mally Mall, to sing an ode to MDMA drug, Molly.

I was jes' finkin' I was wiz her, and she was divin' me somefin' dood to eat.

Every Christmas night she comes to pat ze crust wiz her own fair fingers!

Not ze whisky from ze rotten grain; but ze eau-de-vie wiz ze fire of ze sun and ze sweet of ze vine!

"We go wiz you to ze Nassau," added the Frenchman, seating himself in the carriage, his companion taking a place at his side.

They'll think I'm some wiz' when I step out and present these here hummin'birds' bugles.


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More About Wiz

What does wiz mean?

A wiz is someone who’s highly skilled or knowledgeable in a particular field or activity.

Wiz is an informal word. It’s a shortening of wizard, which can have the same meaning. It’s especially used in combination with the field that the person is skilled in, as in computer wiz or math wiz. The word whiz (or less commonly whizz) can be used to mean the same thing.

Example: My nephew is a real wiz with computers—I’d let him take a look at it.

Where does wiz come from?

The first records of wiz come from the early 1900s. It’s a shortening of wizard, which comes from the Middle English word wisard, meaning “one who is wise.” The words wise and wisdom are based on the same root.

The word wiz doesn’t imply wisdom so much as intelligence and skill. When you call someone a wiz at something, you mean that not only are they good at it, they make it look easy—as if they’re doing it by magic, like a wizard. When you say someone is a wiz in the kitchen, you mean they’re really good at cooking. Someone who’s known as a wiz is often called upon for their help, as in Kate’s a wiz at coding—you should ask her for help with your homework. The spelling whiz is also commonly used in this way. The similar term whiz kid refers to a young person who’s especially skilled and successful in a particular field.

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How is wiz used in real life?

Wiz is typically used in a positive way to talk about how good someone is at something, especially an activity or subject that other people find difficult.



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Which of the following words would NOT be used to refer to a person considered a wiz?

A. genius
B. amateur
C. ace
D. expert