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bazoo

/bəˈzuː/
noun
1.
a US slang word for mouth
Word Origin
C19: of unknown origin
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bazoo

noun

The mouth, esp regarded as a speech organ The meaning shifted from ''horn, trumpet'' in phrases like ''blow one's own bazoo'' and ''the silvery tinkle of his bazoo,'' attested in the mid-1800s: if you would close that big bazoo

Related Terms

shoot off one's mouth

[1900s+; apparently fr Dutch bazuin, ''trumpet'']


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