we wuz robbed

we wuz robbed

Also, we was robbed or we were robbed. We were cheated out of a victory; we were tricked or outsmarted. For example, That ball was inside the lines-we wuz robbed! This expression, with its attempt to render nonstandard speech, has been attributed to fight manager Joe Jacobs (1896-1940), who uttered it on June 21, 1932, after his client, Max Schmeling, had clearly out-boxed Jack Sharkey, only to have the heavy-weight title awarded to Sharkey. It is still used, most often in a sports context.
See also: rob, we
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and it's only the night before the morning after; Tartan Army fans drown their sorrows in Milan; We wuz robbed.
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Benjamin Stuart-Jones, 26, of Cardiff indulged in yet another traditional Welsh rugby response - the We Wuz Robbed factor.
We wuz robbed ( that was the cry that rang out across the North East as England again crashed out of a major tournament on penalties.
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Here's hoping we don't end up saying yet again - we wuz robbed.