bizzo

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

biz +‎ -o

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

bizzo (plural bizzos)

  1. (Britain, Australia, slang) Business; a matter or matters of personal concern; a course of action.
    • 1993, Plays International, Volume 9, page 41,
      TOM: I knew you'd have to do the full bizzo, I knew it. You disgust me.
    • 2007, David Free, A Dancing Bear[1], page 96:
      We don't want this to turn into one of those pie-in-the sky bizzos where you aim too high and then never end up doing it.
    • 2009, Alex Archer (a pseudonym; written in-house), Rogue Angel: Eternal Journey, Harlequin Enterprises, page 53,
      None of my bizzo, really, but why was he after you?
    • 2010, Wayne Ashton, Equator[2], page 412:
      Hong's calm started to crack coz he'd seen Dave do his one drink for himself bizzo many times over the years since they'd met.
  2. (Britain, slang) An item whose name has been forgotten; a thingumajig.
    • 1997 March 11, “Prevent Outlook autodialing?”, in microsoft.public.office.misc, Usenet[3]:
      ... check the connection bizzos, also check your Microsoft mail settings.
    • 2000 March 1, “Pretty Park Virus”, in alt.gothic, Usenet[4]:
      my virus killer bizzos weren't able to handle it...
    • 2000 October 16, “Good result but lets not get carried away....”, in uk.sport.football.clubs.liverpool, Usenet[5]:
      Good to see that Heskey knows that ball thingy is supposed to go in the net between those post bizzos.
    • 2000 December 14, “Bands you're too embarrassed to like...”, in alt.gothic, Usenet[6]:
      If I'd had my way, we'da stuck them twoprong bizzos that let you put threeprong bizzos into them into the powerpoint and be done with it.

Old High German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *biton-, from Proto-Indo-European *bheid- (to split).

Noun[edit]

bizzo

  1. (Lombardic) biting, morsel