Etymology
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wheeze (v.)
mid-15c., probably from a Scandinavian source such as Old Norse hvoesa "to hiss," Danish hvæse cognate with Old English hwæst "act of blowing," hwosan "to cough," from an imitative root. Related: Wheezed; wheezing. The noun is first recorded 1834.
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wheezy (adj.)
1818, from wheeze + -y (2). Related: Wheezily; wheeziness.
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