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15 Slang Words beginning with Z

Slang is a kind of language consisting of very informal words and phrases. Slang is more common in speech than in writing. Slang words are often used in a particular context or by a particular group of people.

These are English slang words beginning with the letter Z. Click on a slang term for example sentences, notes, origins, quizzes and answers.


zap (1)

to destroy, to obliterate

zap (2)

to use a laser, a taser, or to electrocute someone

zap (3) American English

to control an appliance like a TV with a hand-held device


a worthless person, someone who's done nothing worthwhile in life


nothing, none, no


a cheaply produced magazine, usually related to music or the arts


energy, liveliness

zinger American English

a striking comment, an amusing remark

zip (1)

energy, vitality

zip (2) American and Australian English

nothing, zero



zonk American English

to hit or punch someone

zonked | zonked out (1) American and Australian English

under the influence of drugs or alcohol

zonked | zonked out (2) American English

exhausted, very tired

Zs American English


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