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oz 1

abbreviation

Ounce(s).

Origin

From Italian onza 'ounce'.

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There are 2 main definitions of oz in English:

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Oz 2

Pronunciation: /ɒz/
Australian /NZ informal

adjective

Australian: Oz hospitality
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  • Do you have to be an Oz citizen to buy property?
  • She has an Oz passport, but if you spoke to her you'd think she came from Yorkshire, where she grew up.

noun

1Australia: he spent the last few years in Oz
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  • Like all the interviews in Oz (I think the radio is very good out here) we had a lot of fun.
  • Oh wow, out of my way, Rachael, I'm heading to Oz right this very second.
  • On the other hand, friends who went to live in Oz would tell me I should never visit.
1.1A person from Australia: it was enough to make a red-blooded Oz choke on his meat pie
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  • Unlike most places in the world, learn to sail packages from sailing schools are available in Oz all year round!
  • I just had an email from my cousin suggesting the rules for buying property in Oz might have changed.
  • Being an Oz at least means you are speaking from experience.

Origin

1940s: representing a pronunciation of an abbreviation of Australia.

Words that rhyme with Oz

because, Boz, cos, Ros, Roz, schnozz, was

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