Meaning of whiz-bang

whiz-bang

Pronunciation: (n.hwiz'bang", wiz'-adj.hwiz'bang', wiz'-), [key]
— n.
  1. a small, high-speed shell whose sound as it flies through the air arrives almost at the same instant as its explosion.
  2. a firecracker with a similar effect.
  3. whiz (def. 5).
—adj.
  1. first-rate; topnotch: a whiz-bang navigator.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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