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whizbang

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n whizbang a firecracker that (like the whizbang shell) makes a whizzing sound followed by a loud explosion
    • n whizbang a small high-velocity shell; it makes a whizzing sound followed by a bang when it hits
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Usage

In literature:

Come and be experimented on by Sergt.-Major Whizbang, the great military spellbinder.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 158, March 3rd, 1920" by Various
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In news:

A Magnet Releasing release of an Alliance Films presentation of a Rhombus Media, Whizbang Films and Yer Dead production.
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In science:

Bigger’s baby (who is a little bigger, and resurfaced in the literature after 90 years of burial with Capt’n Billy’s Whizbang.) Not, admittedly, the astrophysical literature.
Astrophysics in 2006
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