shiznit

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

shit +‎ -iz-

Noun[edit]

shiznit (uncountable)

  1. (slang) stuff, things
  2. (slang) (preceded by the) the best of its kind

Usage notes[edit]

This word is particularly associated with African American Vernacular English (Ebonics), but has also entered into other slang varieties.

Synonyms[edit]

Quotations[edit]

  • 1993, Calvin Broadus, Jr., Andre Young, from album Doggystyle, title of song “Tha Shiznit
  • 2000, Adam Sandler, Steven Brill, Tim Herlihy, Little Nicky (film)
    Demon: Popeye’s chicken is the shiznit!
  • 2002, Wayne Normis, The Last Street Fighter
    “Okay,” I said, but I was determined that Weasel was going to have to back up his shiznit.
  • 2004, Matthew Richard Poole, Frommer's Los Angeles 2005
    If you know what shiznit means then keep reading because you’re already hip enough to appreciate these three late-night L.A. legends.
  • 2005, John Edward Lawson, Last Burn in Hell
    “Naw! Hell naw. We’re talkin’ ’bout what this shiznit be worth on the street. Naw mean?
  • 2005, Haydn Sweterlitsch, Notes from Underwhelmed
    “Girl, you just erase that shiznit from ya brains. Barry ever even hears the word ‘digital’ and that muthafucka goes buck wildin’ and shit.[”]
  • 2012, Will Smith, Men in Black 3
    Agent J: “You know, I'd have no problem pimp-slapping the shiznit out of Andy Warhol.”