Whiz-bang meaning

wĭzbăng, hwĭz-
One that is conspicuously effective, successful, or skillful.

A whiz-bang of a speech.

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Conspicuously effective, successful, or skillful.

A whiz-bang ad campaign.

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Very rapid and eventful; rushed.

Whiz-bang pacing; a whiz-bang schedule.

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(slang, former) A high explosive shell of great speed whose sound of explosion occurs immediately after its sound of flight; also, a fireworks device suggestive of this.
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(slang) Extremely clever, useful, impressive, etc.
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(dated) A type of firework that made a whiz before exploding.
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(dated) A small artillery shell.
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(be extension) Someone or something that holds an explosive amount of success, skill or effectiveness.
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Alternative form of whizz-bang.
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Origin of whiz-bang

  • From whizzbang a shell used in World War I that was heard only an instant before landing and exploding whiz bang

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition