[ spaz ]
/ spæz /
an awkward or clumsy person.
verb (used without object), spazzed, spaz·zing.
to move in an awkward or clumsy way (usually followed by out): She spazzed out and we had broken glass all over the floor.
to become more angry than a situation warrants (usually followed by out): Mom spazzed out when she smelled cigarette smoke on my clothes.
to twitch: He was spazzing and muttering to himself, like the old speed freak he is.
Origin of spaz
First recorded in 1960–65; shortening and alteration of spastic
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Word Origin and History for spaz out
also spazz, by 1965, U.S. teen slang, apparently a derogatory shortening of spastic. Also used as a verb.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper