noun Australian Slang.
Origin of Oz1
Origin of oz.
Examples from the Web for oz
Contemporary Examples of oz
Often, there is little scientific evidence to support these claims—remember Dr. Oz and green coffee beans?Fish Oil, Turmeric, and Ginseng, Oh My! Are ‘Brain Foods’ B.S.?
Dr. Anand Veeravagu, MD
October 10, 2014
Hugh Jackman has been Wolverine in the movies and the flashy Boy From Oz on stage.Fall Broadway Preview: 'This Is Our Youth,' Bradley Cooper as ‘The Elephant Man,' and More
September 11, 2014
In his new book, ‘OZ Diary,’ Zahm explores 10 years of his life and art.Fashion's Naughtiest Photographer, Olivier Zahm
September 9, 2014
In the first episode, you meet Raoul Walsh and Gloria Swanson and Victor Fleming, who directed The Wizard of Oz.David Chase on Tony Soprano’s Fate, the State of TV, and Why He Couldn’t Finish ‘True Detective’
September 4, 2014
But for the literalists who simply must know, who must look behind the curtain, who must see if Oz is real or a sham?Holy Homophobia, Batman! A Queer Reading of the Dark Knight
July 26, 2014
Historical Examples of oz
Brush them with egg and cover them with bread-crumbs mixed with 2 oz.The Skilful Cook
The children won't let me stop telling tales of the Land of Oz.
"The Wizard of Oz has always been a humbug," agreed Dorothy.
We've even been to the marvelous Land of Oz—haven't we, Dorothy?
And when you make a sign she will bring you to her in the Land of Oz?
Word Origin for oz
mythical land in L. Frank Baum's "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" (1900) and sequels; according to an anecdote written by Baum in 1903, inspired by a three-drawer desktop cabinet letter file, the last drawer labeled O-Z. As Australian slang for "Australia," attested by 1983.
abbreviation of ounce (n.1), 1540s, from Italian oz. (15c.), abbreviation of onza.