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zap Verb. To cook food quickly in a microwave oven. [Orig. U.S.]
zapper Noun. A TV remote control unit.
zeppelins Noun. Women's breasts, usually implying of a large size. Probably abbreviated from a 'like a dead heat in a Zeppelin race'.
zhoosh Verb. To tidy or make more attractive by styling. Also as zoosh and zhuzh. [Polari]
zhooshy Adj. Stylish, attractive and extravagant, showy. Many spelling alternatives including shushy, jujjy, zuzshy. [Polari]
zilch Noun. Nothing, zero. [Orig. U.S.]
zip it Verb. Stop talking, shut up. Usually in the imperative. [Orig. U.S.]
zit Noun. A spot, pimple or boil on the skin. [Orig. U.S.]
zonked (out) Adj. Worn out, tired. E.g."Any chance we can have a rest? I can't go any further, I'm totally zonked."
zoot Noun. A marijuana /cannabis cigarette, a 'joint'.
Z's Noun. Sleep, a nap. Pronounced zeds. E.g."I think I'll get some z's before we leave."
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