Z, zee, zed, ezed, izzard

(noun) the 26th letter of the Roman alphabet; “the British call Z zed and the Scots call it ezed but Americans call it zee”; “he doesn’t know A from izzard”

Source: WordNet® 3.1

Etymology 1


zee (plural zees) (chiefly, US, Newfoundland, Philippines, sometimes, Canada)

The name of the Latin-script letter Z.

Something Z-shaped. Found in compounds.

(colloquial, usually, in the plural) Sleep.


• zed (UK)

• izzard (Scotland)


zee (third-person singular simple present zees, present participle zeeing, simple past and past participle zeed) (chiefly, US, Newfoundland)

(intransitive, informal) To sleep or nap. (Compare zzz, catch some z's.)

(intransitive, rare) To zigzag; to move with sharp alternating turns.

Etymology 2



Eye dialect spelling of the.


• EEZ, Eze.

Proper noun

Zee (plural Zees)

A surname.


• According to the 2010 United States Census, Zee is the 25601st most common surname in the United States, belonging to 964 individuals. Zee is most common among Asian/Pacific Islander (51.87%) and White (36.51%) individuals.


• EEZ, Eze.

Source: Wiktionary


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