cuz

cuz

1 [kuhz]
noun Informal.

Origin:
by shortening and alteration

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cuz

2 [kuhz]
conjunction Informal.
Also, 'cuz.


Origin:
by shortening and alteration

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cuz (kʌz)
 
n
1.  (NZ) a term used by a Māori to refer to or address a family member
2.  (Austral) a term used by an Aboriginal person to refer to or address a family member
 
[shortened from cousin]

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Main Entry:  cuz
Part of Speech:  conj
Definition:  because
Example:  cuz he is down the street
Etymology:  shortening
Usage:  informal
Main Entry:  cuz
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  cousin; also, friend, brother, compadre
Example:  Hey, cuz, how you hangin'?
Usage:  slang
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Word Origin & History

cuz
17c. as an abbreviation of cousin; 1889 as an attempt to represent the lazy pronunciation of because.
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Abbreviations & Acronyms
CUZ
because (shortwave transmission)
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