Thursday, March 03, 2016

4 American Words Not Widely Used In Britain | Z

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Continuing an alphabetised list of words and phrases common to the U.S. that are not widely used in the UK, here are 4 such words beginning with the letter 'Z'.

1. Zinger 
A witty, often caustic remark; something supposed to cause surprise or shock.

2. ZIP code 
Zone Improvement Plan. The postal code used by the United States Postal Service composed of 5 digits (as in 90210), sometimes a suffix of 4 digits after a hyphen is used. UK equivalent: postcode, post code, or postal code.

3. Zipper 
UK equivalent: usually zip.

4. Zucchini 
The plant Cucurbita pepo, also zucchini squash. UK equivalent: courgette.


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