whooshed


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.

whoosh

Used to indicate that the other person completely failed to understand or appreciate the point of what one said, especially a joke. It is a reference to the idiom "go over someone's head," alluding to an imaginary "whooshing" noise created as it passed. A: "My uncle is reading a book about anti-gravity technology. He says he can't put it down!" B: "Oh, wow, that does sound really interesting." A: "Whoosh."

whooshed

mod. alcohol intoxicated. Jerry was totally whooshed by midnight.
See also: whoosh
References in periodicals archive ?
The blaze spread to the ivy growing up the walls of the property and "whooshed up", destroying their satellite dish.
THE gobsmacked paper boy almost fell out of his saddle in shock as I whooshed past him on my bike, my windswept silver locks betraying my identity as a grinning grandad.
When we landed we reveled in an unprecedented extravagance: My mother, my brother David, and I whooshed into the city at skyscraper level, inside a helicopter--the perfect launch for the longest love affair of my life.
In the depths of that forested muck, islands appear and disappear overnight, whooshed away by gaseous blow-ups of peat patches on the swamp bottom.
When he finally opened the door and went in, the yellow light expanded and whooshed, beating back the cold night for a moment.
As he whooshed away into the distance, I think I heard him shout "Sorry mister".