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See also: Zee, zée, zêe, and žee

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EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

1670s: variant of British English zed, by analogy with other letters such as bee, dee, tee and vee and standardized by Noah Webster; from Middle French zede, from Late Latin zeta, from Ancient Greek ζῆτα (zêta), from Hebrew ז (zayin).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈziː/
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  • Rhymes: -iː

NounEdit

zee (plural zees) (chiefly US, Newfoundland, sometimes Canada)

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter Z/z.
  2. Something Z-shaped. Found in compounds such as zee-bar.
  3. (colloquial) (usually plural) Sleep (as in "get some zees").
SynonymsEdit
  • zed (UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa)
  • izzard (Scotland, South Asia)
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VerbEdit

zee (third-person singular simple present zees, present participle zeeing, simple past and past participle zeed) (chiefly US, Newfoundland)

  1. (intransitive, informal) To sleep or nap. (Compare zzz, catch some z's.)
  2. (intransitive, rare) To zigzag; to move with sharp alternating turns.

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Etymology 2Edit

ArticleEdit

zee

  1. Eye dialect spelling of the, representing primarily French-accented English.

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch sêe, from Old Dutch sēo, from Proto-Germanic *saiwiz.

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NounEdit

zee f (plural zeeën, diminutive zeetje n)

  1. sea
    De oude man en de zee.
    The Old Man and the Sea.

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DescendantsEdit

  • Afrikaans: see
  • Sranan Tongo: se
  • Saramaccan:

EstonianEdit

NounEdit

zee (genitive [please provide], partitive [please provide])

  1. The name of the Latin-script letter Z/z.

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