we wuz robbed

we was robbed

The victory, success, or optimal outcome we deserved was stolen or cheated from us! A nonstandard version of "we were robbed," often used ironically or humorously, sometimes stylized as "we wuz robbed." We would have won the game if they hadn't gotten that field goal at the very last second—we was robbed, I tell ya! People will no doubt flock to social media to scream that "we wuz robbed" after the outcome of the match.
See also: rob, we

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, wuz
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Cricketer: We wuz robbed "A sneak thief made a haul in the Aberdeenshire changing room while they were fielding against Forfarshire at Forthill yesterday," The Post reported with a suspicious level of detail.
And if this newspaper were a red top the headline last Sunday would have been: We wuz robbed!
Los Blancos had that "we wuz robbed" feeling and it sounded like their rivals were taking the mickey.
"The more we talk about not accepting the result of the Scottish people, how 'we wuz robbed', how the BBC was against us, just doesn't help.
THERE are three core sentiments on exiting a football ground post-match, I reckon: 1) We wuz robbed; 2) We wuz brilliant; 3) We wuz rotten.
I mean, what's not to like from a journalistic point of view about a coach storming into a post-match press conference frothing at the mouth, screaming 'We wuz robbed!' and blaming everything on the ref and the RFL?
Indeed, we actually believe that the "we wuz robbed" dimension of all sports adds to their lore and legend.
"We wuz robbed!" captain Andy Walker later bellowed.
This was a case of the biter being bitten but for once the chorus of "we wuz robbed" has the smack of justification about it.
The day after the decision was made public, the Springfield Union printed an editorial titled "We Wuz Robbed." The Boston Herald called it "A dark day for Massachusetts." The New England Journal of Medicine editorialized: "A medical school only at Worcester can neither strengthen the university, nor be strengthened by it."
Unlike some new financial ventures, Zopa hasn't - so far - produced an army of complainers declaring "We wuz robbed" and demanding compensation from government.
"We wuz robbed" is an oft repeated phrase in sport and when, on occasion, Falcons' boss Rob Andrew has complained of poor officialdom in the past, his words have normally been treated with barely concealed contempt.
Ouch...and it's only the night before the morning after; Tartan Army fans drown their sorrows in Milan; We wuz robbed..25 euro (pounds 17) bill for two whiskies; Fun before the big let-down; The Tartan Army put in a few practise rounds; Altogether..."Beers for souvenirs are all they've left me"; Ale and hearty before defeat
Not for him any outbursts and "We wuz robbed" rants, but rather a dignified acceptance that sometimes these things happen.
The likes of Ronnie Moore and David O'Leary clearly haven't grasped that principal which is why we are currently sinking under this tidal wave of 'we wuz robbed' complaints.