[ yaz-oo, ya-zoo ]

  1. a city in W central Mississippi.

  2. a river flowing SW from N Mississippi into the Mississippi River at Vicksburg. 188 miles (303 km) long.

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How to use Yazoo in a sentence

  • But for African Americans, who significantly outnumbered whites in Yazoo County, it was, obviously, very bad indeed.

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  • Now he sent his boats up through the Yazoo swamps, then they had a fight on the Arkansas River; and in this way he was kept busy.

  • The situation was becoming more exciting on the deck of the Yazoo, judging by the sounds that came from it.

  • The pursuer had ceased to discharge her guns, and those of the Yazoo were useless under present circumstances.

  • A second was to force the gunboats and transports up the tortuous and swampy Yazoo to find a landing far north of Haines's Bluff.