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See also: sóz and söz



Shortening. Documented since at least the 1980s.[1]


  • (UK) IPA(key): /sɒz/
  • (file)



  1. (slang, chiefly Britain) Shortened form of sorry.
    • 1996 "Dear Annie: Ready to wear" Independent on Sunday, 1 September 1996:
      I'd like to apologise, unreservedly, to pigs everywhere, but especially those on my farm [...] So Hermes pig collars all round to my herd and soz soz soz.
    • 1999 Henry Portrait and Ally Welles in Season 1, Episode 5 of The League of Gentlemen.
      I'm soz about what happened.
    • 2001, "Clarkee", "Soz Mick", [1]
      yep...god will give him a good kicking and he'll keep kicking till he bursts into tears and sez soz for bin a cunt to Micky
      Yes, God will give him a good kicking and he'll keep kicking until he busts into tears and says sorry for being a cunt to Micky.
    • 2002, "*Patrick-Blue*", "Soz I Missed This (look) ??", [2]
      Soz for bringing it up again, but it is good to have a healthy attitude towards this..!!!!
    • 2005, The Register, article headline:
      U2 says soz for online snafu
    • 2007, ">{daZza}<", "Wii info", [3]
      Does it auto update when the disc is inserted or will i get the option to ignore the update?¶ Or do i just DL pal games to be on the safe side?¶ Soz for all the questions but wanna make sure I get it right


  1. ^ Quote in John Silverlight, More Words (Macmillan, 1987) p. 53: "Examples are 'Kaz', 'Shaz', 'Baz' and Waz' for Karen, Sharon, Barry, and Warwick, and the latest, 'soz' for sorry."