Meaning of WHEEZE in English

v. & n.


1. intr. breathe with an audible chesty whistling sound.

2 tr. (often foll. by out) utter in this way.


1. a sound of wheezing.

2 colloq. a Brit. a clever scheme. b an actor's interpolated joke etc. c a catch-phrase.


wheezer n. wheezingly adv. wheezy adj. (wheezier, wheeziest). wheezily adv. wheeziness n.

Etymology: prob. f. ON hv{aelig}sa to hiss

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.