variants or 'za
slang
: pizza

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web In a video posted by a fan account on Twitter (and, presumably, other places), Perry plates and then frisbee-style tosses a slice of pepperoni za to fans who are a good 10 feet away from her. Elizabeth Logan, Glamour, 2 Aug. 2022 Give the delivery guy the day off and try some homemade ‘za why don’t ya. Elizabeth Logan, Glamour, 12 Feb. 2022 Local pizza shops will offer samples of their ‘za, while local bands rock out on stage at Lock 3. Anne Nickoloff, cleveland, 2 Sep. 2021 Fans of East Coast-style pizza now can get a taste of 'za from an Eastern Market favorite in Detroit's New Center. Sue Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 5 June 2021 Add some pizzazz to your ‘za with a splash of truffle buffalo sauce, white truffle oil, or some lemon aioli. Pamela Wright, BostonGlobe.com, 10 Mar. 2021

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Word History

Etymology

by alteration

First Known Use

circa 1970, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of za was circa 1970

Dictionary Entries Near za

Cite this Entry

“Za.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/za. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

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