[ oz ]

nounAustralian Slang.

Origin of Oz

Jocular back formation from Aussie (with voiced sibilant)

Other definitions for Oz (2 of 3)

[ oz ]

Other definitions for oz. (3 of 3)


  1. ounce; ounces.

Origin of oz.

Abbreviation of Italian onza

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How to use Oz in a sentence

  • A more curious creature they had seldom seen, even in the Land of Oz, where curious creatures abound.

    The Tin Woodman of Oz | L. Frank Baum
  • This seemed very wonderful to Woot, who knew that such a thing could never happen in any place but a fairy country like Oz.

    The Tin Woodman of Oz | L. Frank Baum
  • The magic ceremonial was ended, and Ozma of Oz had triumphed over the wicked Giantess.

    The Tin Woodman of Oz | L. Frank Baum
  • "Why, she was very old and was all dried up and withered before Oz became a fairyland," explained the Scarecrow.

    The Tin Woodman of Oz | L. Frank Baum
  • A good liquid preparation for cuts and bruises that forms a covering like liquid court-plaster is made by mixing 3/4 Oz.

British Dictionary definitions for oz (1 of 2)


abbreviation for
  1. ounce

Origin of oz

from Italian onza

British Dictionary definitions for Oz (2 of 2)


/ (ɒz) /

  1. Australian slang Australia

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Scientific definitions for oz


  1. Abbreviation of ounce

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