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[zah] /zɑ/
noun, Slang.
1.
Origin of za
1965-1970
An Americanism dating back to 1965-70; by shortening and alteration

ẓā

[zah] /zɑ/
noun
1.
the 17th letter of the Arabic alphabet.
Origin
From Arabic

[zah] /zɑ/
noun
1.
the 11th letter of the Arabic alphabet.
Origin
< Arabic zā(y)
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za

abbreviation
1.
South Africa

ZA

abbreviation
1.
South Africa (international car registration)
Word Origin
from Afrikaans Zuid Afrika
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for za
n.

U.S. student slang shortening of pizza, attested from 1968.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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za

noun

Pizza: Rents are parents. Za is pizza

[1968+ Teenagers; a shortening of pizza]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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