One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A person's mouth.
- ‘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 buttocks or anus.
backside, behind, seat, rump, rear, rear endView synonyms
- ‘You'll see patents out the bazoo, better-backed startups, higher-volume production, and better competition.’
- ‘You have talent out the bazoo!’
- ‘If you believe that literally, you've got naivety out the bazoo.’
- ‘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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