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Victorian Slang of the Week


Bazoo—ones’ mouth, often in blow off or shoot off one’s bazoo, which was to talk loudly or boast—1877, and through the latter half of the century. The first reference was in Tennessee, which makes me think it may have originated in that area.


1 Comment

  1. Harper says:

    I love it! I’m always looking for ways to tell my boys to quiet down. “Hush your bazoo” is fantastic!! Love your blog…thanks for the fantastic posts!

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