What is a wazzer ?

Old Apr 30th, 2003, 03:42 PM
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What is a wazzer ?

None of my UK friends or family know what it is.
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Old Apr 30th, 2003, 03:45 PM
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I couldn't find it on this, which is a BBC dictionary of UK slang....

http://www.bbcamerica.com/britain/dictionary.jsp
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Old Apr 30th, 2003, 05:00 PM
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Word - wazzer - (n)
Pronounciation - was her
Meaning - a woman who has a sex change operation to become a man.

Hope this helps.
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Old Apr 30th, 2003, 06:15 PM
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A wazzer is a toilet....as in "Im going to the wazzer to take a wazz." It's cockney slang.
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Old Apr 30th, 2003, 06:37 PM
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Wazzer is an Aussie name for someone who's name is Warren or Warwick, Bazza for Barry etc, although I think thingorjus may have the right thing here, however I thought that was a "Wizz".
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Old Apr 30th, 2003, 10:19 PM
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I agree with Amanda - I've heard it used instead of Warren in the UK as well. Also, since cockney slang is rhyming slang, it's more likely that wizz would be used for going to the loo ;-)

Alternatively, depending on the context in which it was used, it could be a misheard or mispronounced version of wazzock, which is a rather uncomplimentary form of address, as in "you daft wazzock"!
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Old Apr 30th, 2003, 10:44 PM
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I haveheard "wazzer" being used to mean you wazzer/you twit. A friendly and mild insult!

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Old May 1st, 2003, 03:47 AM
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ThinGorjus: You've got it right since it was your post that said "you couldn't get a wazzer in London in June for $100.00 a night"..I couldn't find a wazzer but I got the Marriot London County Hall for $95.00 VAT included. If thats a toilet I'd like to see the really nice places!! See you in June! Know of any good wazzers in Prestwick?**LOL**
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I have only heard the term wazzer used to descibe a stupid person. Although I agree with an earlier post that to go for a wazz is to go to the loo, I have never heard of the actual loo being called a wazzer.
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Old May 1st, 2003, 08:28 AM
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Interesting, now I know what is a wazzer.....Which one has the right answer?
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Old May 1st, 2003, 09:51 AM
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I think its the feminine version of wazzoo!

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Old May 1st, 2003, 10:51 AM
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It identifies one who wazzes (He's a real wazzer, that one!!!)

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Old May 1st, 2003, 11:10 AM
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German for "carbonated water"?
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Old May 1st, 2003, 11:24 AM
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They are all correct in there different contexts. I have heard and used both wizz and wazz for taking a leak. It can also be used as mild insult to someoneys intelligence, as also mentioned.
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Copuld it be that you mean WASSUP ? It means whats up or whats wrong and comes from a TV program I think but can't remember the name of it.
Its used in UK quite a lot now days with youngsters.

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Wassup, I thought, was from an advertising campaign - bud maybe or some other similar product...

I've not heard of going for a wazz, so much as going for a wizz or a slash. I don't use either myself... not against vulgarity per se but they just aren't part of my vocab!

I suspect it could be used as a euphemism for wanker?

Shrug. Don't know. I like Bootman's response best - despite my being included in that!!!
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Old May 2nd, 2003, 03:31 AM
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Kavey, I think there may be some regional variation on the use of the term "WAZZ". I'm from Birmingham originally and know the term well as an alternative for "piss" (I've never heard of "wazzer"). I've never heard of Wizz.

And wassup shouldn't really be part of this discussion as it's an American slang word used, as you correctly guessed, in that really annoying series of ads for Bud - a recent entry into our vocab.
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Old May 2nd, 2003, 03:46 AM
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I know what you mean about regional variations...
When I used to work for a national training company I'd be sent to client sites all around the UK.
I couldn't believe the number of names used for something as simple as a bread roll!! Roll, bap, cob - the list went on!!!
And when I first got asked, on ordering curry for lunch from a mobile food stand in Manchester, whether I wanted half and half I was completely at a loss! The dear behind the counter just asked me again more nad more loudly (bless) until a kind person next to me explained that it was half rice and half chips with the curry or did I want all of one or the other?!!!
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In Scotland a take-away is known as a 'carry out', and there is a tale of an Indian restaurant waiter explaining in some confusion that they did curry lamb, curry prawn, curry chicken, but no curry oot...
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