Whiz

What does Whiz mean?

A person who is really smart

A “whiz” is someone who is notably smart and quick to learn new things. It’s a term often used as a noun. For example, someone might say, “You’re a whiz!” It can also be used with a specific skill or subject that person is good at, like, “You’re a computer whiz!”

As for where the term comes from, there are a few theories. The most popular one is that it’s shortened from “Whiz Kid.” This phrase was popularized by the radio show Quiz Kids in the 1940s. Some people, however, believe it’s simply a short version of the word “wizard.”

You can find ‘whiz’ being used in a variety of situations. Whether you’re browsing the internet, texting, or having a face-to-face conversation, the term is commonly used to compliment someone’s impressive intelligence or skill in a certain area.

Example for using ‘Whiz’ in a conversation

Hey, I heard you aced the math test! You’re a real whiz! 👏

Thanks! Math has always been my thing. 🧮

No wonder you solve problems so quickly. You’re a math whiz! 😎

Haha, thanks! It just comes naturally to me. 😊