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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ A bullet whizzed past my ear.
▪ I stared out the window, watching as kids on bicycles and skateboards whizzed by.
▪ By the end of the week, Emma was whizzing down green runs, turning superbly and tackling the lifts with ease.
▪ Flashbacks to stilted junior-year productions started whizzing by faster than you can say Grosse Pointe Blank.
▪ I felt I could whizz it round the country lanes on school runs and trips up to town.
▪ She had only ever seen them at a distance before, or whizzing by in their cars.
▪ Smoking on a train journey, looking out at the countryside whizzing by.
▪ The armor meant that bullets were expected to be whizzing through the cockpit.
▪ We had scarcely got in there before the train came whizzing past at a great rate...
▪ She's a whizz in the kitchen.
▪ When marketing whizzes renamed the fruit the kiwi, says the newsletter Turn Signals, sales shot up all over the world.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Whiz \Whiz\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Whizzed; p. pr. & vb. n. Whizzing.] [Of imitative origin. ???. Cf. Whistle, and Hiss.] To make a humming or hissing sound, like an arrow or ball flying through the air; to fly or move swiftly with a sharp hissing or whistling sound. [Written also whizz.]

It flew, and whizzing, cut the liquid way.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

"make or move with a humming, hissing sound," 1540s, of imitative origin. Meaning "to urinate" is from 1929. Related: Whizzed; whizzing. The noun is recorded from 1610s. Whizzer "something extraordinary" is from 1888.


n. (alternative spelling of whiz English) vb. (alternative spelling of whiz English)

  1. n. someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field [syn: ace, adept, champion, sensation, maven, mavin, virtuoso, genius, hotshot, star, superstar, whiz, wizard, wiz]

  2. v. make a soft swishing sound; "the motor whirred"; "the car engine purred" [syn: whiz, whirr, whir, birr, purr]

  3. move along very quickly [syn: zoom, zoom along, whizz along]

Whizz (video game)

Whizz is a 1994 isometric platform game released for the Amiga, Amiga CD32, and DOS. In 1996, it was ported to the SNES, and in 1997, to the PlayStation and Sega Saturn.

Usage examples of "whizz".

He faced the new batsman, and then, of a sudden, twirled around and sent the ball whizzing to third.

They whizzed around a bend and there was a Bekins semi nearly blocking the whole highway and Trashcan put his hands over his face, prepared to make an immediate transition to the astral plane.

And that could change with the biz whizzing through Wall Street on any given day.

Many Puerto Ricans worked out in my dojo, and several were real whizzes.

Instinctively, he floundered to the floor as a gleaming knife came whizzing from the quick hand of Foon Koo.

Both arrows whizzed past him, the rusty iron head of the second one nicking and shredding the seam of his kurta, and buried themselves in the side of the knoll.

Wildly, Eliste flung the book, and the excited nit whizzed straight at her face.

More bullets whizzed by and exploded around Reilly as he dived for cover behind the Pajero, while instinctively concentrating on trying to isolate the echo of the report to get a handle on where the shooter was.

Pierpoint drew a pistol, and sent the bullet whizzing past his ear so truly, that fear made the man obedient to the counter-orders of Pierpoint for the moment.

Raising his right arm with remarkable speed, he expertly spun a silver hoop around his raised index finger, then sent it whizzing through the air at Komananov, who flinched involuntarily only seconds before the razor-sharp quoit sliced through the blue-steel muzzle of her Makarov, halting its destructive flight only centimeters from her own gloved knuckles.

He acted as if he was on skates and whizzing across the ice, all set to do a difficult piece of figure work, one of his Salchows or something like that.

Eve had yet to speak or decide what best to do, when the elevator on the far wall whizzed open, and Summerset strode out.

The autogiro seemed to poise, motionless in the air, except for the whizz of the long-armed blades that rotated atop the ship.

I went to pass Bucky the milk and suddenly a small bottle of water went whizzing past my face: Bucky had thrown it behind her without even looking.

Rummy emptied one of his guns firing at Lo Manto, bullets cascading around the fleeing cop, shattering glass, setting off car alarms, whizzing past him at all angles, one near-miss taking out the rear tire of a parked van.