wheeze
1. [ verb ] breathe with difficulty
Related terms: breathe
2. [ noun ] (biology) breathing with a husky or whistling sound
Related terms: breathing
3. [ noun ] (Briticism) a clever or amusing scheme or trick
Examples:

"a clever wheeze probably succeeded in neutralizing the German espionage threat"

Related terms: scheme UK
4. [ noun ] a humorous anecdote or remark
Synonyms: joke gag jest jape yak laugh
Related terms: wit dirty_joke shaggy_dog_story ethnic_joke belly_laugh one-liner funny_story sick_joke sight_gag in-joke punch_line joke joke gag
Similar spelling:   wheezy
  whiz
  whose
  whizz