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Learn American
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letter Z
Slang Letter Z

Today in the classroom you are going to learn some slang beginning with the letter Z.
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Slang: American English Slang - Letter Z

Today learn 9 slang beginning with the letter Z.
Slang Definition Usage
zapped exhausted I am too zapped to help you right now.
zero unimportant person That guy is a zero.
zip nothing He knew zip about running the company.
zip energy She drank some coffee to give her more zip.
zit pimple There was a new zit on her face this morning.
zonked extremely fatigued After eighteen hours of proofreading, I was completely zonked.
zonked deeply asleep I must have been really zonked. They said it took fifteen minutes to wake me up.
zonked drunk She really got zonked at the party last night.
zonked out fell asleep I zonked out as soon as I got home last night.
More Slang
From YOUR Teacher: Zero

A zero is basically an unimportant person. The meaning is very strong in the following video.
Video: Yeah Yeah Yeahs "Zero"
Yeah Yeah Yeahs are an American indie rock band formed in New York City in 2000. This is their song "Zero" with lyrics written in English.
 
Lyrics: Yeah Yeah Yeahs "Zero"
Shake it like a ladder to the sun
Makes me feel like a madman on the run
Find me, never, never far gone
So get your leather, leather, leather on, on, on, on

You're a zero
What's your name? No one's gonna ask you
Better find out where they want you to go
Try and hit the spot, get to know it in the dark
Get to know it whether you're crying, crying, crying, oh, oh
Can you climb, climb, climb higher?

Shake it like a ladder to the sun
Makes me feel like a madman on the run
No you're never, never far gone
So get your leather, leather, leather on, on, on, on

You're a zero
What's your name? No one's gonna ask you
Better find out where they want you to go
Try and hit the spot, get to know it in the dark
Get to know it whether you're crying, crying, crying, oh, oh
Can you climb, climb, climb higher?

Was it the cure? Shellshock
Was it the cure? Hope not
Was it the cure? Shellshock
Was it the cure? What's your name?

You're a zero
What's your name? No one's gonna ask you
Better find out where they want you to go
Try and hit the spot, get to know it in the dark
Get to know it whether you're crying, crying, crying, oh, oh
Can you climb, climb, climb higher?

Was it the cure? Shellshock
Was it the cure? Hope not
Was it the cure? Shellshock
Was it the cure? Hope not

What's your name? What's your name?
What's your name? What's your name?
What's your name? What's your name?
What's your name?
 
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