biz

[biz]

noun Informal.

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

Nearby words

  1. bivvy,
  2. biwa,
  3. biweekly,
  4. biyearly,
  5. biysk,
  6. bizarre,
  7. bizarrely,
  8. bizarrerie,
  9. bize,
  10. bizerte

Origin of biz

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60; by shortening and respelling

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British Dictionary definitions for biz

biz

1

noun

informal short for business

the internet domain name for

a business
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Word Origin and History for biz

biz

n.

1862, American English, colloquial and phonetic shortening of business.

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