wa·​zoo | \ (ˌ)wä-ˈzü How to pronounce wazoo (audio) \

Definition of wazoo

up the wazoo or less commonly out the wazoo
: in excess we've got lawyers up the wazoo— Steven Bochco

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Recent Examples on the Web There’s four microphones in a stand, there’s headphones out the wazoo, there’s all types of hard drives. Kate Knibbs, Wired, "Desus & Mero Adapt to Life in Quarantine," 7 Apr. 2020 Then more bad news came in recent weeks concerning deteriorating fan blades in GE’s new HA line of power turbines, built and tested out the wazoo to withstand high pressures, temperatures and speeds while promising users lowered operating costs. Holman W. Jenkins, WSJ, "How GE Unraveled," 2 Oct. 2018 There are rebates out the wazoo for switching from oil to natural gas up here, thanks to our natural gas utility, Puget Sound Energy. David Roberts, Vox, "Most American homes are still heated with fossil fuels. It’s time to electrify.," 2 July 2018 In Big Law, there are two tracks for women: You either don’t have a family, or do have a family and have au pairs and help out the wazoo, work insane hours, and never see your family. Jen Gann, The Cut, "6 Women on How They’ve Been Treated at Work After Having Kids," 13 June 2018 If that happens, drink your sorrows away with rare Sly Fox and Troegs brews out the wazoo. Nick Vadala, Philly.com, "Philly Beer Week: 20 sudsy events to keep you drinking," 31 May 2018 The stratosphere-level high-fashion clothes that models, athletes, and musicians showcase are intentionally challenging: embroidered out the wazoo or willfully, hilariously ugly. Sam Schube, GQ, "The Man Who Taught Men to Love Clothes," 6 Feb. 2018 In such a pristine state, with great dairy out the wazoo, why the fake stuff for coffee? Peter King, SI.com, "The Philly Special: Inside the ‘Set of Stones’ Play Call That Helped the Eagles Win the Super Bowl," 5 Feb. 2018 In a time of digital penury, nobody wants to discourage journalistic enterprise, but a new risk reveals itself: Look at how the Post festoons its report with what can only be called marketing—graphics, video and charts out the wazoo. Holman W. Jenkins, WSJ, "Big (and Hurting) Media on Drugs," 20 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of wazoo

1961, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for wazoo

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“Wazoo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wazoo. Accessed 16 Jul. 2020.

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US slang, humorous : the part of the body you sit on

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