Definition of

Wheeze

  1. (noun, act) breathing with a husky or whistling sound
  2. (noun, cognition) (Briticism) a clever or amusing scheme or trick
  3. (verb, body) breathe with difficulty

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Origin of the word Wheeze

  1. c.1460, probably from a Scand. source (cf. O.N. hvoesa "to hiss," Dan. hv?se) cognate with O.E. hw?st "act of blowing," hwosan "to cough," from an imitative base. The noun is first recorded 1834. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

Words that sound like Wheeze

w.c., wac, wacko, wacky, waco, wag, wage, wage hike, wages, wagga wagga, waggish, waikiki, wake, wash, wash away, washhouse, washy, waugh, wausau, wax, waxy, ways, weak, week, weigh, weka, wessex, whack, whacko, whacky, wheezy, whig, whish

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