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What Does ZZZ Mean?ZZZ means "Sleeping or Bored." The letters ZZZ represent snoring. They are typically used in response to someone telling you a boring fact or story (i.e., it suggests they are sending you to sleep).
ZZZ has been used by comic artists since at least 1918 to represent snoring, but the reasons for using ZZZ are unclear. It is thought that the Zs are meant to represent the sound of a saw cutting through a log, which is often described as sounding like snoring.
Summary of Key Points"Sleeping or Bored" is the most common definition for ZZZ on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
|Definition:||Sleeping or Bored|
1: Easy to guess
Adults, Teenagers, and Under 13s
Image for ZZZWhen I write ZZZ, I mean this:
ZZZ is an onomatopoeic word that represents snoring.
Examples of ZZZ in SentencesHere are examples of ZZZ being used in conversations:
- Tony: Did you know that Bordeaux has the largest public square in the world?
- Jordan: ZZZ.
- Tony: So, you pay 20% corporation tax and 7% personal tax on any dividends.
- Jordan: ZZZ.
An Academic Look at ZZZZZZ is an example of onomatopoeia, which is the use of words which imitate the sound they describe.
Example of ZZZ Used in a Text
- Do you disagree with something on this page?
- Did you spot a typo?
- Did you know a slang term that we've missed?
See AlsoOther entries related to sleeping:
G2S (go to sleep) GNSTDLTBBB (good night sleep tight don't let the bed bugs bite) NOD (fall asleep) REM (rapid eye movement (sleep pattern)) STTN (sleeping through the night) SWYD (sleep when you're dead) ZH (sleeping hour) ZONKED (asleep or tired)
Other entries related to boredom:
(' ') (emoticon representing boredom) BAH (bored as hell) BOOMM (bored out of my mind) BTD (bored to death) DEROB (bored) IAB (I am bored) IMB (I'm bored) ISB (I'm so bored) QWERTYUIOP (bored)