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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. 2017.
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  • Oh, yes, I am clever, and eet kills me with laughing to zee you stand there like a school teacher.

    The Sins of the Children Cosmo Hamilton
  • You zee, dead men kip their saicrets well; livin' ones do'ant.

    The Birthright Joseph Hocking
  • And if you like to goo so far as a ten-pun' note upon him, I'll zee that a'doth his best wi'un.

    Perlycross R. D. Blackmore
  • It was zee paddle he try for, an' he get it zee second shot.

    A Mating in the Wilds Ottwell Binns
  • Weezout doubt, rejoined old Joe, with a shrug of his shoulders, but for dat we moost watch all zee time.

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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