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zizz

/zɪz/
noun
1.
a short sleep; nap
verb (intransitive)
2.
to take a short sleep, snooze
Word Origin
C20: of imitative origin
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zizz

noun

: She stretched out for a short zizz

verb

To sleep;snooze; nap; cop zs (1920s+ British armed forces)

[echoic of the sibilance or buzzing of one who sleeps, hence semantically akin to the notion of sawing wood]


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