[zee or, esp. British, zed; Archaic iz-erd]
- 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.
Also called zs
- sleep (often used with grab, catch, etc.): to grab some z's before dinner.
Origin of z's
First recorded in 1960–65; from the conventional use of a series of z's to represent snoring
- one sextillionth (10-21) of a second. Abbreviation: zsec, zs
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Examples from the Web for zs
They think if they talk like they had an egg in there mouth an put in lots of zs its French."Same old Bill, eh Mable!"
In the other case (zs) the next note is a Third lower: but it does not seem to belong to the circumflexed syllable.The Modes of Ancient Greek Music
David Binning Monro
Curves showing the relation of 1/ρ and ZS or μ and B, are called “permeability curves.”
Zs seem to kinder go with the astrology business, somehow—I dont know why.Short Sixes
H. C. Bunner