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spaz

Syllabification: spaz
Pronunciation: /spaz
 
/
(also spazz) informal

Definition of spaz in English:

noun (plural spazzes)

offensive
short for spastic.

verb

[no object] (spaz out) chiefly US Back to top  
Lose physical or emotional control: he offered a post-game assessment: “I spazzed out real bad.”

Origin

1960s: abbreviation of spastic.

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