oz

1 of 2

abbreviation

ounce; ounces

Oz

2 of 2

noun

: an ideal or fantastical place
a wacky Oz of a restaurant, an amiable blend of foolishness and innocence and freshnessColman Andrews

Word History

Etymology

Abbreviation

obsolete Italian onza (now oncia)

Noun

from Oz, mythical land in a series of books by L. Frank Baum

First Known Use

Noun

1931, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of oz was in 1931

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Cite this Entry

“Oz.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oz. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

Medical Definition

oz

abbreviation
ounce; ounces

Biographical Definition

Oz

biographical name

ˈäz How to pronounce Oz (audio)
ˈōz
Amos 1939–2018 born Amos Klausner Israeli writer

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