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izzard

[iz-erd]
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noun Chiefly Dialect.
  1. the letter Z.
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Origin of izzard

First recorded in 1730–40; variant of zed
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  • For the carcass of an izzard he received only ten francs; and for the skins two or three more!

    Bruin

    Mayne Reid

  • The hotel-keeper knows this, and often makes ‘Nanny’ do duty for izzard.

    Bruin

    Mayne Reid

  • The visitors were fond of izzard, and called for it at the table.

    Bruin

    Mayne Reid

  • Tom told the story of Jake Johnson on the Izzard plantation.

    Tom Strong, Lincoln's Scout

    Alfred Bishop Mason

  • Mr. Izzard might return in search of his overseer at any moment.

    Tom Strong, Lincoln's Scout

    Alfred Bishop Mason


British Dictionary definitions for izzard

izzard

noun
  1. archaic the letter Z
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Word Origin

C18: from earlier ezed, probably from Old French et zède, literally: and zed
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Word Origin and History for izzard

n.

old name for "Z," 1738, a variant of zed.

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