It was coined because World War I
soldiers heard this type of shell fly past them before they heard the gun's
report. What hyphenated show-biz term is it?
Etymology, Etymology, and more Etymology
as well as grammar, usage, euphemism, slang, jargon, semantics, linguistics, neologism, idiom, cant, and argot.
The critically-acclaimed board game
consists of tough questions about the nuances of the English language.
Originally, the word
whiz-bang denoted a high-velocity shell from a
small-caliber gun; eventually, it came to describe fast-paced
It also just describes things that are
"good". ("He did a whiz-bang job on the final paper.")
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