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[iz-erd] /ˈɪz ərd/
noun, Chiefly Dialect.
the letter Z.
Origin of izzard
First recorded in 1730-40; variant of zed Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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Examples from the Web for izzard
Contemporary Examples
  • izzard, dressed like a riverboat gambler, plays a smooth-talking mogul named Tiny Diamonds.

    Jude Law in Drag Caryn James September 22, 2009
Historical Examples
  • It was suggested by Ivan, that, with such a demand for the flesh, the izzard should fetch a better price.

    Bruin Mayne Reid
  • For the carcass of an izzard he received only ten francs; and for the skins two or three more!

    Bruin Mayne Reid
  • izzard wanted to send it to Mazzicombe, but I told him they'd charge nearly as much as we gave for the beastly boat.

    The Story of Louie Oliver Onions
  • Tom told the story of Jake Johnson on the izzard plantation.

    Tom Strong, Lincoln's Scout Alfred Bishop Mason
  • She's searched the Mansion from A to izzard, knowin' every crane an' cranny of it, an' found nothin'.

    The Brass Bound Box Evelyn Raymond
  • Only a short time ago a young and well-known artist, Mr. A., was invited to pay a visit to his distinguished friend, Mr. izzard.

  • And, from A to izzard, she had divulged to her the story of Mr. Mapleson's forgery.

    Rich Man, Poor Man Maximilian Foster
  • I don't think she's worth bothering about, but izzard says she'll be quite all right with a new stay or two.

    The Story of Louie Oliver Onions
  • The visitors were fond of izzard, and called for it at the table.

    Bruin Mayne Reid
British Dictionary definitions for izzard


(archaic) the letter Z
Word Origin
C18: from earlier ezed, probably from Old French et zède, literally: and zed
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for izzard

old name for "Z," 1738, a variant of zed.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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