Whiz vs Fuzz - What's the difference?

whiz | fuzz |


As verbs the difference between whiz and fuzz

is that whiz is to make a whirring or hissing sound, similar to that of an object speeding through the air while fuzz is to make fuzzy.

As nouns the difference between whiz and fuzz

is that whiz is a whirring or hissing sound (as above) while fuzz is a frizzy mass of hair or fibre or fuzz can be the police.

whiz

English

Alternative forms

* whizz

Verb

  • To make a whirring or hissing sound, similar to that of an object speeding through the air.
  • To rush or move swiftly with such a sound.
  • To throw or spin rapidly.
  • (vulgar, slang) To urinate.
  • We whizzed in the bushes.

    Noun

    (whizzes)
  • A whirring or hissing sound (as above).
  • (informal) Someone who is remarkably skilled at something.
  • An act of urination; a wiz.
  • I have to take a whiz .
  • (UK, slang, uncountable) amphetamine.
  • Synonyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * whiz kid

    fuzz

    English

    (wikipedia fuzz)

    Etymology 1

    * Some dictionaries suggest a Germanic source * Some dictionaries suggest a

    Noun

  • A frizzy mass of hair or fibre.
  • * 1895 , Hamlin Garland, Rose of Dutcher's Coolly , page 352:
  • His cheeks were like peaches, with much the same sort of fuzz over them.
  • A blurred image.
  • (computing) The random data used in fuzz testing.
  • (obsolete) A state of befuddlement.
  • * 1784 , Jonathan Swift, "Journal to Stella", The works of the Rev. Dr. Jonathan Swift , page 54:
  • I think I'm in a fuzz , and don't know what I ?ay, I never ?aw the like.

    Verb

    (es)
  • To make fuzzy.
  • To become fuzzy.
  • (dated) To make drunk.
  • (Wood)

    Etymology 2

    Unknown

    Noun

    (-)
  • The police.
  • * 2009 , , 0:26:17:
  • Let's get the hell out of here before the fuzz turns up