Definition by Wordnik
- (verb-intransitive) To breathe with difficulty, producing a hoarse whistling sound.
- (verb-intransitive) To make a sound resembling laborious breathing.
- (verb-transitive) To produce or utter with a hoarse whistling sound: The old locomotive wheezed steam.
- (noun) A wheezing sound.
- (noun) Informal An old joke.
Example by Wordnik
- One short-term wheeze is that the day after the May elections and referendum – whoever has won – Cameron and Nick Clegg will do a joint press conference renewing their rose-garden vows. - David Davis takes up challenge to prepare next round of Tory policies
- The night was a wonder of shadowless trees, a giant thrall — a wheeze from the dome where the sky now was, then nothing at all. - 2009 May « Tales from the Reading Room
- The latest wheeze is to tax employees if their employer provides parking spaces. - Archive 2008-01-01
- This votin 'for president wheeze is turning out to be lots more fun than I had anticipated. - Obituaries
- The Huntsman has noted this in the Telegraph which suggests that Macivty's latest wheeze is to plan for the next General Election to be held on 11th. - Election 2009