can haz

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

  • Nonstandard variant form of can have, from the popular phrase (meme) "I can haz cheezburger?" supposed to be uttered by cats.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

can haz (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)

  1. (nonstandard, Internet slang) To be able to have.
    If I go to the office, Joe can haz my porpoise if he wants.

Usage notes[edit]

This phrase is only meant to be used satirically, as was its origin in a satirical weblog. The two verbs are always linked together for this purpose, no matter where they are in a sentence. Constructions involving this phrase often ignore rules of grammar and spelling.