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This page is about the slang term Zs

American English

Meaning: sleep

For example:

  • Ted's heading back to the hotel to catch a few Zs before dinner.

  • I'm tired. I'm gonna catch some Zs.

almost always used as part of the phrases "catch a few Zs" or "catch some Zs"

Variety: This is typically used in American English but may be used in other varieties of English too.

Quick Quiz:

If someone says they're going to catch a few Zs, they're

a. going to the toilet

b. going to sleep

c. going fishing

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Contributor: Matt Errey