12 Colorful Z Words From the Dictionary of American Slang
Want to spice up your vocabulary with a few colorful Z words from the first half of the 20th century? We've opened our copy of the Dictionary of American Slang (Harold Wentworth/Stuart Berg Flexner) all the way to the back.
A stupid person with unknown political or personal opinions; a nondescript nincompoop.
2. Zings, the
The unpleasant aftereffect of excessive drinking; a hangover; the shakes.
A warning or command to cease an improper activity in order to avoid detection.
Anything attractive, well-made, or satisfying.
A cheap watch. Jewelry salesman use.
6. Zizz or Zizzy
An exclamation similar to "hot diggity-dam!"
Short for examination.
9. Zoftig or Zaftig
Pleasantly plump and pretty.
To get something without paying for it.
To have sexual intercourse.