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za

[ zah ]
/ zɑ /
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noun Slang.

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Origin of za

An Americanism dating back to 1965–70; by shortening and alteration

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Definition for za (2 of 3)

[ zah ]
/ zɑ /

noun

the 11th letter of the Arabic alphabet.

Origin of

<Arabic (y)

Definition for za (3 of 3)

ẓā
[ zah ]
/ zɑ /

noun

the 17th letter of the Arabic alphabet.

Origin of ẓā

From Arabic
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British Dictionary definitions for za (1 of 2)

za

the internet domain name for

South Africa

British Dictionary definitions for za (2 of 2)

ZA

abbreviation for

South Africa (international car registration)

Word Origin for ZA

from Afrikaans Zuid Afrika
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