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spaz

slang A person who is clumsy or incompetent, especially due to being careless, foolish, or out of control. The term is short for "spastic" and may be considered offensive due to originally having been a derogatory term for someone with spastic paralysis or cerebral palsy. Primarily heard in US. I can't believe I sent that embarrassing email to the entire office. I'm such a spaz sometimes! You're always messing up our games with your stupid antics, Tommy! Why do you have to be such a spaz all the time?

spaz around

To waste time behaving in a foolish, silly, or frenetic manner. Said especially of or by children. "Spaz" is short for "spastic" and may be considered offensive due to that originally having been a derogatory term for someone with spastic paralysis or cerebral palsy. My friends and I just got really hyper eating a bunch of candy and spent the rest of the sleepover spazzing around. Let's go hang out up in my room. My little brothers won't be spazzing around up there.
See also: around, spaz

spaz down

1. To become calm, composed, or in control; to stop spazzing out. "Spaz" is short for "spastic" and may be considered offensive due to that originally having been a derogatory term for someone with spastic paralysis or cerebral palsy. Mom, you need to get a grip and spaz down. Has your brother spazzed down enough to tell us what happened?
2. To cause someone become relaxed, composed, or in control; to calm someone down. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "spaz" and "down." Potentially offensive. I offered him a cigarette and a stiff drink to help spaz him down. You need to spaz down your girlfriend, or she'll end up drawing the attention of the police.
See also: down, spaz

spaz out

1. To behave in a foolish, silly, or frenetic manner. Said especially of or by children. "Spaz" is short for "spastic" and may be considered offensive due to that originally having been a derogatory term for someone with spastic paralysis or cerebral palsy. My friends and I just got really hyper eating a bunch of candy and spent the rest of the sleepover spazzing out. Tom and I were trying to study, but my little brothers kept spazzing out around us in the living room.
2. To behave in an erratic, unpredictable, and uncontrollable manner. Potentially offensive. I must have a virus or something, because my computer keeps spazzing out on me! The washing machine suddenly started spazzing out, then completely shut down.
See also: out, spaz

have a spaz

Sl. to get angry or hysterical; to have a conniption (fit). (Spaz is short for a spastic attack or fit.) If my dad hears about this, he'll have a spaz. The teacher had a spaz when I came in so late.
See also: have, spaz

spaz around

Sl. to waste time; to mess around. You kids are always spazzing around. Why don't you do something useful? We're just spazzing around. Leave us alone.
See also: around, spaz

spaz down

Sl. to relax. spaz down, man! Chill out! We tried to get the crowd to spaz down, but they were very excited.
See also: down, spaz

spaz out

 
1. si to overreact to something; to become overly excited about something. I knew you would spaz out! But my grades are not that bad! Come on, don't spaz out!
2. Sl. an emotional display. (Usually spaz-out.) There's no need for a spaz-out! she threw a hell of a spaz-out.
See also: out, spaz

have a spaz

(...spæz)
tv. to get angry or hysterical; to have a conniption (fit). (Teens and collegiate.) If my dad hears about this, he’ll have a spaz.
See also: have, spaz

spaz

(spæz)
1. n. a fit or an attack; a strong reaction to a bad or funny situation. Take it easy! Don’t have a spaz.
2. n. a total jerk; someone who overreacts to something. (Not used for a congenitally spastic condition.) Some spaz is in the other room screaming about a stolen car.

spaz around

in. to waste time; to mess around. You kids are always spazzing around. Why don’t you get a job?
See also: around, spaz

spaz down

in. to relax. We tried to get the crowd to spaz down, but they were very excited.
See also: down, spaz

spaz out

1. in. to overreact to something; to become overly excited about something. I knew you would spaz out! It’s not that bad!
2. n. an emotional display. (Usually spaz-out.) She threw a hell of a spaz-out.
See also: out, spaz
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