[ zeez ]
/ ziz /
noun (used with a plural verb) Slang.
sleep (often used with grab, catch, etc.): to grab some z's before dinner.
English Affixes From A To Z: A One-Stop List Of Suffixes, Prefixes, and Combining FormsIn English, we love to make new words by adding all sorts of bits to the front and back of existing terms. These are called affixes, and they are added to the base or stem of a word. When attached to the end of word, the affix is called a suffix. And to the beginning? A prefix.
Origin of z's
First recorded in 1960–65; from the conventional use of a series of z's to represent snoring
Definition for z's (2 of 2)
[ zee or, esp. British, zed; Archaic iz-erd ]
/ zi or, esp. British, zɛd; Archaic ˈɪz ərd /
noun, plural Z's or Zs, z's or zs.
the 26th letter of the English alphabet, a consonant.
any spoken sound represented by the letter Z or z, as in zero, zigzag, or buzzer.
something having the shape of a Z.
a written or printed representation of the letter Z or z.
a device, as a printer's type, for reproducing the letter Z or z.
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