cuz

1
[kuhz]

noun Informal.


Nearby words

  1. cuvée,
  2. cuxhaven,
  3. cuyabá,
  4. cuyahoga falls,
  5. cuyp,
  6. cuzco,
  7. cuzzie,
  8. cv,
  9. cva,
  10. cvd

Origin of cuz

1
by shortening and alteration

cuz

2

or 'cuz

[kuhz]

conjunction Informal.

Origin of cuz

2
by shortening and alteration

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British Dictionary definitions for cuz

cuz

noun informal

NZ a term used by a Māori to refer to or address a family member
Australian a term used by an Aboriginal person to refer to or address a family member

Word Origin for cuz

shortened from cousin

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Word Origin and History for cuz

cuz

17c. as an abbreviation of cousin; 1889 as an attempt to represent the lazy pronunciation of because.

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