oz.


ounce; ounces.

Nearby words

  1. oysterman,
  2. oysters rockefeller,
  3. oystershell scale,
  4. oysterwoman,
  5. oz,
  6. oz. ap.,
  7. oz. av.,
  8. oz. t.,
  9. ozalid,
  10. ozark

Origin of oz.

abbreviation of Italian onza

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Word Origin and History for oz.

oz.

abbreviation of ounce (n.1), 1540s, from Italian oz. (15c.), abbreviation of onza.

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