Definition of wheeze noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    wheeze

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//wiːz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//wiːz//
     
    [usually singular]
     
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  1. 1the high whistling sound that your chest makes when you cannot breathe easily
  2. 2(old-fashioned, British English, informal) a clever trick or plan He came up with a clever wheeze.
  3. Word Origin late Middle English: probably from Old Norse hvæsa ‘to hiss’.
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