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moz

mozz

/ (mɒz) /
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noun Australian slang, obsolete

a hoodoo; hex
put the moz on to jinx

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Word Origin for moz

short for mozzle, from Hebrew mazzal luck
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Example sentences from the Web for moz

  • Par foi fait la royne cilz moz fut de bonne heure dit, et benois soit dieux qui dire le me fist.

  • His charger was a goodly sized wasp, whose name was Formosa, commonly shortened into the nickname of "Moz."

    Old Farm Fairies:|Henry Christopher McCook
  • The sting of my Moz is mortal; but for several days, perhaps weeks, Cteniza will be just as you see her.

    Old Farm Fairies:|Henry Christopher McCook
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