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

Definition of wazoo

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

Examples of wazoo in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There's no reason to make your equipment management processes a nightmare by tracking everything out the wazoo. Lee Hutchinson, Ars Technica, 28 Aug. 2020 There’s four microphones in a stand, there’s headphones out the wazoo, there’s all types of hard drives. Kate Knibbs, Wired, 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, 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, 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, 13 June 2018 If that happens, drink your sorrows away with rare Sly Fox and Troegs brews out the wazoo. Nick Vadala, Philly.com, 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, 6 Feb. 2018 In such a pristine state, with great dairy out the wazoo, why the fake stuff for coffee? Peter King, SI.com, 5 Feb. 2018

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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 12 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of wazoo

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


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