Dictionary of Playground Slang (Online)

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Z's
n.
Phoen. [zedz]
To sleep.
 
I've been up all night, I need to catch some Z's
Source: UK (NW)
zap
012
To attack in some way... non-physical... for example with an imaginary ray gun. It seems to have come into favour with the advent of science fiction but has stayed the course.

Now used to cover actual violence as well, especially if you win "I zapped him and he went down like a sack of spuds!".

za
n.
Abbreviation of "pizza"; used as "Let's call Domino's and order up some za?")
Source: circa 1998, USA (NJ)
Zebbled
n.

Lack of foreskin. Term of abuse used in boys changing rooms as an offensive term of address directed towards those in circumcised minority."

Source: UK (NW)
zef
n.

Lower class individual. To say about someone "He's dressed like a zef!" was considered really rude.

Source: SA
zephir
n.
Homosexual. Not just practicing but extremely active and skilled.
Source: circa 2005, AUS
zero-hero
n.

The "designated driver". Someone who doesn't drink alcohol at a social gathering etc so that those who do drink can drive home in safety.

Source: UK (NW)
Zilch
n.

None, nothing, zero, empty.

Source: USA
zinc
n.

Not remotely trendy and something to be avoided. e.g. If someone had their hair cut and the fringe was cut extremely straight, and abnormally short, then that would be a 'zinc'

Source: UK
zit
n.

A pimple, spot, any skin blemish Geoff Hughes remarks, that it's interesting to note that before the 1980's it was unheard of in the UK. However, around that time an English comedian named Jasper Carrott visited America and returned with the word as part of his act. Following a good deal of initial amusement among school-kids the word has become standard slang.

Source: USA, UK
zoftig
adj.

Pleasantly plump in a womanly sense.

Source: circa current UK
zoinks
colloq.

Exclamation of surprise. Popularised in Scooby-Doo by Shaggy using it constantly - "Zoinks Scoob!" - received a new lease of life when the film starring Sarah Michelle Geller was released.

(ed: SMG was nice, but wasn't Velma totally sexy? Wow - I was impressed!)

Source: circa 1980s-current, UK, USA
zoit
colloq.

An expression of surprise or alarm.

zonked
  1. adj.

    Worn out, tired, exhausted For example, "Any chance we can rest? I can't go any further, I'm totally zonked."

    Source: UK, USA
  2. adj.
    Extremely intoxicated; usually because of excess alcohol intake, but can apply to marijuana or other drugs. Used as "Did you see that guy at the party? He was zonked!"
    See also: pissed
    Source: circa 1998, USA (MD)
zoom-in
n.

An unexpected and usually undesirable kiss; "Christ, that swamp donkey pulled a zoom-in on me last night!"

See also: swamp donkey
zoot
  1. 012

    To elude comprehension; "That zooted me. I didn't understand it at all."

    (ed: Useful word... it totally zooted me!)

    See also: zooted
    Source: circa 1997, USA (KC, MO)
  2. n.
    Drunk, pissed, extremely intoxicated; "I was so massively zooted last night!")
zosted
adj.
Intoxicated; "I was zosted last night."
Source: circa 1997, USA (NY,)