Slang of the Day

Zs

American English

Today: Tue, 24 Nov 2020

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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.

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

Variety: This slang term 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
a) going to the toilet b) going to sleep c) going fishing