- the letter Z.
Origin of izzard
First recorded in 1730–40; variant of zed
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Examples from the Web for izzard
Izzard, dressed like a riverboat gambler, plays a smooth-talking mogul named Tiny Diamonds.Jude Law in Drag
September 23, 2009
For the carcass of an izzard he received only ten francs; and for the skins two or three more!
The hotel-keeper knows this, and often makes ‘Nanny’ do duty for izzard.
The visitors were fond of izzard, and called for it at the table.
Tom told the story of Jake Johnson on the Izzard plantation.
Mr. Izzard might return in search of his overseer at any moment.
- archaic the letter Z
C18: from earlier ezed, probably from Old French et zède, literally: and zed
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Word Origin and History for izzard
old name for "Z," 1738, a variant of zed.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper