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1A person's mouth:‘he couldn't keep his big bazoo shut’
- ‘I am Senator Henry Ashurst of Arizona, and I am opposed to office holders who go to and return from Europe shooting off their bazoos about how Europe should be run.’
- ‘When you have nothing sensible or helpful to say, keep your bazoos shut!’
2A person's bottom.
backside, behind, seat, rump, rear, rear endView synonyms
- ‘You'll see patents out the bazoo, better-backed startups, higher-volume production, and better competition.’
- ‘I called today to change my package - they gave me free stuff out the bazoo the first month and I wanted to get some stuff removed.’
Late 19th century: of unknown origin; compare with Dutch bazuin trombone, trumpet.
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