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/ bɪz /
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noun Informal.

business: How's the used car biz these days? Her brother's in show biz.

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Origin of biz

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60; by shortening and respelling
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British Dictionary definitions for biz (1 of 2)

biz1
/ (bɪz) /

noun

informal short for business

British Dictionary definitions for biz (2 of 2)

biz2

the internet domain name for

a business
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