Definition of rez in English:

rez

Syllabification: rez
(also res)

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
    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.

Origin

late 19th century: abbreviation of reservation.

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