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This page is about the slang term Zs

American English



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"


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