Synonyms of wheeze
1 gaspDictionary • He puffed up the stairs, emitting a wheeze at every breath.
2 trickDictionary (British, slang) • He came up with a clever wheeze to get round the problem.
trick • That was a really mean trick.
plan • She met her creditors to propose a plan for making repayments.
idea • It's a good idea to keep a stock of tins in the cupboard.
scheme • a quick money-making scheme
stunt • a bold promotional stunt
ploy • a cynical marketing ploy
expedient • I reduced my spending by the simple expedient of destroying my credit cards.
ruse • This was a ruse to divide them.
3 jokeDictionary (informal)
joke • No one told worse jokes than Claus.
story • The parents all shared interesting stories about their children.
crack (slang) • He made a nasty crack about her weight.
gag (informal) • He made a gag about bald men.
anecdote • He has a talent for recollection and anecdote.
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anecdoteAn anecdote is a short, amusing account of something that has happened.
• He has a talent for recollection and anecdote.
• He made a nasty crack about her weight.
expedientAn expedient is an action that achieves a particular purpose, but may not be morally right.
• I reduced my spending by the simple expedient of destroying my credit cards.
Thesaurus for wheeze from the Collins English Thesaurus
to breathe or utter (something) with a rasping or whistling sound