Definitions

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  • noun US, slang an anteater.
  • interjection US The characteristic sound made by an anteater.
  • verb slang To zap, kill, or destroy.

Etymologies

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Sound effect associated with an anteater character in the comic strip BC.

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A sound effect. Popularized by the Usenet Oracle, a humorous Internet advice service, where the word was used as an irritated dismissal of a question.

Examples

  • While the zot is a highly variable sort of unit, its relationship to overall development costs and resources is actually quite specific.

    Dwell On It

  • In short, the zot is a unit of accomplishment, not merely one of time.

    Dwell On It

  • While known under a variety of different names in different businesses and industries over the last decade, the 'zot' is an increasingly popular business and workpower metric, particularly in software development.

    Dwell On It

  • Of this promise - that when you give charity, G‑d will repay you many times over - G‑d says: ubichanuni na b'zot "-" test me in this ".

    Chabad.org Weekly Magazine [ Korach 5769 - June 26, 2009 ]

  • I shut the door on the zot and screech and roar of supercriminals having their way with their oppressors and sit down on a corner of the bed.

    Masked

  • I shut the door on the zot and screech and roar of supercriminals having their way with their oppressors and sit down on a corner of the bed.

    Masked

  • (If you ever have the time and opportunity, listen to comedian Marga Gomez's routine "The Lost Diary," in which she imagines finding on the bus a volume of Anais Nin's diary that details Nin's erotic adventures in Disneyland: "I zot I zaw Meenee shoot me aah loook.")

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  • Ani bead she taasi kessef, zot haahava shelach aval ze gam parnassa.

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  • (If you ever have the time and opportunity, listen to comedian Marga Gomez's routine "The Lost Diary," in which she imagines finding on the bus a volume of Anais Nin's diary that details Nin's erotic adventures in Disneyland: "I zot I zaw Meenee shoot me aah loook.")

    Okay, how many?

  • See also e.g. the Kol bo, siman 20, s.v.”Ve-zot ha-teshuvah.”

    Lo B’Shamayim Hi | Jewschool

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  • To strike or destroy, especially with lightning or other beam or jolt of energy; in slang usage on the Internet, to remove, censor, or ban material or participants. (From Double-Tongued Dictionay)

    June 9, 2008

  • A square piece of cloth used as head covering in Guatemala. (via NPR's Says You)

    January 29, 2011