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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /wɪz/
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Etymology 1Edit

Onomatopoeic. Compare huzz, hizz, hiss.

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VerbEdit

whiz (third-person singular simple present whizzes, present participle whizzing, simple past and past participle whizzed)

  1. To make a whirring or hissing sound, similar to that of an object speeding through the air.
  2. To rush or move swiftly with such a sound.
  3. To throw or spin rapidly.
  4. (vulgar, slang) To urinate.
    We whizzed in the bushes.
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NounEdit

whiz (plural whizzes)

  1. A whirring or hissing sound (as above).
  2. (informal) Someone who is remarkably skilled at something.
  3. (vulgar, slang, especially with the verb "take") An act of urination.
    I have to take a whiz.
  4. (Britain, slang, uncountable) Amphetamine.
  5. (Britain, slang, with "the") Pickpocketing.
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Etymology 2Edit

See with.

PrepositionEdit

whiz

  1. (slang) Eye dialect spelling of with.