spaz

noun \ ˈspaz \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of spaz

plural spazzes
slang, often offensive
:one who is inept :klutz

Examples of spaz in a Sentence

  1. I'm a real spaz on the ski slopes.

  2. I haven't played tennis in years, so don't be surprised if I am a total spaz on the court.

Origin and Etymology of spaz

by shortening & alteration from spastic

spaz Synonyms

Synonyms
butterfingers, dub, looby, lubber, lummox, klutz [slang]
Related Words
clodhopper, gawk, gawky, lout, lump, oaf, tawpie [chiefly Scottish], tyke (also tike) [chiefly British]; bungler, duffer, fumbler, stumblebum, stumbler

SPAZ Defined for English Language Learners

spaz

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Definition of spaz for English Language Learners

  • : a person who is very clumsy or awkward


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