zizz

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Imitative in both uses, the first being of snoring: compare zzz (sound of snoring).

Noun[edit]

zizz (plural zizzes)

  1. (informal) A nap or sleep.
    • 1973, Kyril Bonfiglioli, Don't Point That Thing at Me (Penguin 2001, page 45)
      Then I had a little zizz until Martland telephoned.
  2. A buzzing or whizzing sound.

Verb[edit]

zizz (third-person singular simple present zizzes, present participle zizzing, simple past and past participle zizzed)

  1. (informal, intransitive) To have a nap.