Variant of wheeze
- to breathe hard with a whistling, breathy sound, as in asthma
- to make a sound like this: the old organ wheezed
Origin: Middle English whesen from Old Norse hvæsa, to hiss from Indo-European base an unverified form wes-, to wheeze, snort from source Classical Latin queri, to lament
- an act or sound of wheezing
- Slang an overworked or trite remark, joke, or gag
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