Etymology
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whoosh (v.)

1856, of imitative origin. Related: Whooshed; whooshing. As a noun from 1880; as an interjection by 1899.

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Definitions of whoosh
1
whoosh (v.)
move with a sibilant sound;
He whooshed the doors open
Synonyms: woosh
whoosh (v.)
move with a whooshing sound;
Synonyms: hiss
whoosh (v.)
gush or squirt out;
Oil whooshed up when the drill hit the well
2
whoosh (n.)
the noise produced by the sudden rush of a fluid (a gas or liquid);
Synonyms: swoosh
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