-iz-

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See also: iz, íz, iz-, iż-, and איז

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a style of cant used by Afro-Americans in the 1970s and popularized by rapper Snoop Dogg (see -izzle). Possibly first used by the hip-hop group UTFO in their 1984 single "Roxanne, Roxanne".

Infix[edit]

-iz-

  1. (slang) An intensifier.
    shit + -iz-shiznit
    house + -iz-hizouse
    damn + -iz-dizamn

Usage notes[edit]

Characteristic of African American Vernacular English. Usually inserted after the first syllable.

References[edit]

  • Adams, Michael (2009). Slang: The People's Poetry. Oxford University Press. p. 126. ISBN 9780195314632.