Izzard \Iz"zard\, n. [Formerly ezed, prob. fr. F. et z['E]de and z.] The letter z; -- formerly so called.

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  • Izzard — may refer to: * Eddie Izzard, English comedian and actor * the old English dialect form of the letter Z * Izzard (fanzine), a Hugo nominated science fiction fanzineee also*Izard, or Pyrenean Chamois, a European goat antelope …   Wikipedia

  • Izzard — Iz zard, n. (Zo[ o]l.) See {Izard}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • izzard — old name for Z, 1738, a variant of ZED (Cf. zed) …   Etymology dictionary

  • izzard — [iz′ərd] n. [earlier ezed, ezod, var. of ZED] Now Chiefly Dial. the letter Z …   English World dictionary

  • Izzard — Eddie Izzard Edward Eddie John Izzard (* 7. Februar 1962 in Aden, Jemen) ist ein britischer Comedian und Schauspieler. Er gehört zu den renommiertesten Stand Up Komikern der Welt. Inhaltsverzeichnis …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • izzard — iz·zard (ĭz’ərd) n. Informal ▸ The letter z. ╂ [Probably variant of Scots ezed, variant of ZED(Cf. ↑zed).] Word History: The curious and charming word izzard, meaning the letter z, is practically limited to certain fixed expressions in American… …   Word Histories

  • izzard — Zed ed, n. [F., probably through It. zeta, fr. L. zeta. See {Zeta}.] The letter {Z}; called also {zee}, and formerly {izzard}. Zed, thou unnecessary letter! Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Izzard — This interesting and unusual name is of Medieval French origin and is either from the female personal name Iseult , or Isolde , which is composed of the Germanic elements is , ice, and hild , battle, or the masculine personal name Ishard ,… …   Surnames reference

  • izzard — noun the 26th letter of the Roman alphabet the British call Z zed and the Scots call it ezed but Americans call it zee he doesn t know A from izzard • Syn: ↑Z, ↑z, ↑zee, ↑zed, ↑ezed • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • izzard — noun Etymology: alteration of earlier ezod, ezed, probably from Middle French et zede and Z Date: circa 1726 chiefly dialect the letter z …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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