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[biz] /bɪz/
noun, Informal.
1.
business:
How's the used car biz these days? Her brother's in show biz.
Origin of biz
1855-1860
1855-60, Americanism; by shortening and respelling
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  • Still, I've not heard much talk against him, and long as he can pay for liquor, it's not my biz to speak.

    Menotah Ernest G. Henham
  • I've a man at hand that will swallow your lines and biz in half an hour.

    Despair's Last Journey David Christie Murray
  • The bunch borrowed a mighty good.45 of mine I need in my biz.

    Bucky O'Connor William MacLeod Raine
  • Before he had been a week in camp they found that he knew his biz, and they made him a sergeant.

    The Brigade Commander J. W. Deforest
  • Byzantine, biz-an′tīn, biz′-, adj. relating to Byzantium or Constantinople.

British Dictionary definitions for biz

biz1

/bɪz/
noun
1.
(informal) short for business

biz2

abbreviation
1.
a business
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Word Origin and History for biz
n.

1862, American English, colloquial and phonetic shortening of business.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for biz

biz

noun

Business (1860s+)

Related Terms

show biz, that's show business

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Related Abbreviations for biz

biz

business
The American Heritage® Abbreviations Dictionary, Third Edition
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