Origin: ME whesen < ON hvæsa, to hiss < IE base *wes-, to wheeze, snort > L queri, to lament
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verb wheezed wheezed, wheez·ing, wheez·es verb, intransitive
Origin: Middle English whesen
Origin: , probably from Old Norse hvǽsa, to hiss; see kwes- in Indo-European roots.
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