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z's

z's
Z z

Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [zeez]
    • /ziz/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [zeez]
    • /ziz/

Definitions of z's word

  • noun z's sleep (often used with grab, catch, etc.): to grab some z's before dinner. 1
  • noun plural z's the 26th letter of the English alphabet, a consonant. 1
  • noun plural z's any spoken sound represented by the letter Z or z, as in zero, zigzag, or buzzer. 1
  • noun plural z's something having the shape of a Z . 1
  • noun plural z's a written or printed representation of the letter Z or z. 1
  • noun plural z's a device, as a printer's type, for reproducing the letter Z or z. 1

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Origin of z's

First appearance:

before 1960
One of the 3% newest English words
First recorded in 1960-65; from the conventional use of a series of z's to represent snoring

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Z's

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

z's popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 73% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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