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za

[zah] /zɑ/
noun, Slang.
1.
Origin of za
1965-1970
1965-70, Americanism; by shortening and alteration

[zah] /zɑ/
noun
1.
the 11th letter of the Arabic alphabet.
Origin
< Arabic (y)

ẓā

[zah] /zɑ/
noun
1.
the 17th letter of the Arabic alphabet.
Origin
< Arabic
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  • Thou wilt do as before—thou wilt walk straight up to the bull, with that courage God has given thee, and, zas!

    The Blood of the Arena Vicente Blasco Ibez
  • And indeed he had scarcely taken his seat before the tribunal, when, zas!

    Maximina Armando Palacio Valds
  • Amidst the outcries he went directly towards the bull, which never moved and, zas!

    The Blood of the Arena Vicente Blasco Ibez
  • Amalia seemed to forget her worries, and when she was just becoming quite cheerful, zas!

    The Grandee Armando Palacio Valds
  • You insist on seeing visions, you lose your wits, and when it is least to be expected, zas!

    Maximina Armando Palacio Valds
British Dictionary definitions for zas

za

abbreviation
1.
South Africa

ZA

abbreviation
1.
South Africa (international car registration)
Word Origin
from Afrikaans Zuid Afrika
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Word Origin and History for zas

za

n.

U.S. student slang shortening of pizza, attested from 1968.

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

yuppify

verb

To change a place, clothing, etc, to e characteristi of or welcoming to yuppies (1984+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Related Abbreviations for zas

za

1.
pizza
2.
Zhuang

ZA

South Africa (international vehicle ID)
The American Heritage® Abbreviations Dictionary, Third Edition
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