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cuz1

[kuhz] /kʌz/
noun, Informal.
1.
Origin of cuz1
by shortening and alteration

cuz2

or 'cuz

[kuhz] /kʌz/
conjunction, Informal.
1.
Origin
by shortening and alteration
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  • Well, I've got to get home, cuz I promised to meet him by twelve o'clock.

  • The others respect him 'cuz he's proved his ability to lead.

    Assassin Jesse Franklin Bone
  • Well, he got a shovers license las spring cuz he figgered on drivin somebodys car this summer in the country.

    Natalie: A Garden Scout Lillian Elizabeth Roy
  • Dat correspondence mortify me might'ly' cuz I hadn' raised P'laski no sich a ways as dat.

    P'laski's Tunament Thomas Nelson Page
  • Pa's got a few buckshot in him; but he don't mind it 'cuz he don't weigh much, anyway.

    Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
British Dictionary definitions for cuz

cuz

/kʌz/
noun (informal)
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
Word Origin
shortened from cousin
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Contemporary definitions for cuz
conjuction

because

Examples

cuz he is down the street

noun

cousin; also, friend, brother, compadre

Examples

Hey, cuz, how you hangin'?

Word Origin

shortening

Usage Note

informal

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Word Origin and History for cuz

17c. as an abbreviation of cousin; 1889 as an attempt to represent the lazy pronunciation of because.

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Slang definitions & phrases for cuz

cuz

noun

Cousin

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 cuz

CUZ

because (shortwave transmission)
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