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[zee] /zi/
the letter Z or z.
Origin of zee
1665-75; by analogy with the names of other consonant letters; cf. zed Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • "Then come in and zee un—come in, Jasper," and she led the way into the cottage.

    The Birthright Joseph Hocking
  • You zee, dead men kip their saicrets well; livin' ones do'ant.

    The Birthright Joseph Hocking
  • zee good breakfast is what you say 'indispensable' to break zee day.

    A Village of Vagabonds F. Berkeley Smith
  • “No doubt steam is zee cause of zee change,” remarked the professor.

    Blown to Bits R.M. Ballantyne
  • Ant vat if you do not find your frond zee captain of zee steamer?

    Blown to Bits R.M. Ballantyne
British Dictionary definitions for zee


the US word for zed
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for zee

"the letter Z," 1670s, now more common in American English.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for zee

Z 1


Some sleep; a nap: If he wants a few zees we can go on automatic


To sleep; snooze; cop zs: Gotta Z a little while

[1960s+; fr the conventional sibilant or buzzing sound attributed to a sleeping or snoring person]

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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