noun[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
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- When I visit the rez, I am an outsider ... so I get treated with some suspicion.
- Ian lived here in Missoula for a few years while he did his research on his book, The Rez - about Indian reservation life (perhaps one of the few natural resources still remaining in this state).
- Father Stone drove the twenty miles from the nearest off-rez town, eastward on the spruce- and swamp-lined two-lane county road that dead-ended at the rez.
Late 19th century: abbreviation of reservation.
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