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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • conj. Informal Because.

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  • conj. because

Etymologies

Aphetic form of because; first used in the 15th century. (Wiktionary)

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  • Just 'cause.

    March 2, 2011

  • Why is 'cause short for because? You save yourself only two letters, and it sounds more like cuz anyway.

    February 28, 2011