whiz-bang

whiz-bang

also whizz-bang (wĭz′băng′, hwĭz′-)Informal
n.
One that is conspicuously effective, successful, or skillful: a whiz-bang of a speech.
adj.
1. Conspicuously effective, successful, or skillful: a whiz-bang ad campaign.
2. Very rapid and eventful; rushed: whiz-bang pacing; a whiz-bang schedule.

[From whizzbang, a shell used in World War I that was heard only an instant before landing and exploding : whiz + bang.]

whiz′-bang′

or whiz′bang′ or whizz′-bang′,


adj.
first-rate; topnotch: a whiz-bang slam dunk.
[1910–15; orig. imitative]
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