Definition of rez in English:


Syllabification: rez
(also res)


[usually in singular] North American informal
A North American Indian reservation or reserve: he is a Navajo who grew up on the rez in Ganado
More example sentences
  • The day before my last at the res, I got to do a traditional sweat.
  • It's hard to imagine reservation life if you've never been to a rez yourself, and images from films like Smoke Signals only provide snapshots of places thousands of young Native Californians call home.
  • We have oil on our land and casinos, but on the Rez back home, most people who get money don't do anything with it.


late 19th century: abbreviation of reservation.

Definition of rez in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day deictic
Pronunciation: ˈdeɪktɪk
denoting a word whose meaning depends on context...