See also: sóz and söz



Rhotacism of sorry; sorry +‎ -z. Documented since at least 1987.[1]


  • (UK) IPA(key): /sɒz/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɒz



  1. (slang, chiefly Britain or Internet) Shortened form of sorry.
    • 1996 September 1, “Dear Annie: Ready to wear”, in Independent on Sunday[1]:
      I'd like to apologise, unreservedly, to pigs everywhere, but especially those on my farm [] So Hermes pig collars all round to my herd and soz soz soz.
    • 1999, “Love Comes to Royston Vasey”, in The League of Gentlemen, season 1, episode 5, spoken by Henry Portrait and Ally Welles:
      I'm soz about what happened.
    • 2001, Jocyber, “Morning'”, in, Usenet[2]:
      Soz Mike, I thought you were showing me a fool proof way of going xna
    • 2002, *Patrick-Blue*, “Soz I Missed This (look) ??”, in, Usenet[3]:
      Soz for bringing it up again, but it is good to have a healthy attitude towards this..!!!!
    • 2005 February 7, John Oates, “U2 says soz for online snafu”, in The Register[4]:
      U2 says soz for online snafu [title]
    • 2007, >{daZza}<, “Wii info”, in, Usenet[5]:
      Does it auto update when the disc is inserted or will i[sic] get the option to ignore the update?¶ Or do i[sic] just DL pal games to be on the safe side?¶ Soz for all the questions but wanna make sure I get it right


  1. ^ John Silverlight (1987) More Words, Macmillan, →ISBN, page 53: “Examples are 'Kaz', 'Shaz', 'Baz' and Waz' for Karen, Sharon, Barry, and Warwick, and the latest, 'soz' for sorry.”