Definition of whiz-bang in English:

whiz-bang

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Pronunciation: /ˈwɪzbaŋ
 
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(also whizz-bang)
informal

noun

  • 1chiefly North American A resounding success: Dan was a whiz-bang at mechanical things
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    • Velocity by Stanton Welch is, as its title suggests, a whiz-bang of ensemble dancing, with meaty group sections for the men that fill the stage with a sizzling kinetic power.
    • While the programmes chronicle real-life Irish incidents, their producers are clearly besotted with the whizz-bang of American television's hottest slice of hokum.
  • 2(Especially during the First World War) a small-calibre high-velocity shell.
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    • My own closest call came when we were going over open ground when a whizz-bang burst behind me.

adjective

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  • Lively or sensational; fast-paced: a whizz-bang publicity campaign
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    • Long-Term Capital's whiz-bang managers didn't invest in factories, research and development, home building, or anything else productive.
    • I was neutral until I saw the trailer, and whizz-bang stuff aside, I actually winced at some of the dialogue.
    • It is easy, she says, for the basics to get lost among petty controversies and whizz-bang advertising.

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