Pronounced zih-zih-vah, this word
is accredited/associated with 4 things (2 of them widely accepted/known, 1 not so widely known, and 1 personal opinion, you try and pick which one):
1. Being the last word in the English Dictionary
(aside from street names and zzz
, the term used by many people to described a drawn character who is sleeping).
2. One of the weirdest
spelt words known to man.
3. So says the American Heritage Dictionary
: Any of various tropical American weevil
s of the genus
Zyzzyva, often destructive to plants
: New Latin Zyzzyva, genus name, probably from Zyzza, former genus of leafhoppers.
4. The name of a literary magazine, based in San Francisco
, that publishes writing and art by west coast writer
s and artist
The Last Word (http://www.zolid.com/lastword/)
The American Heritage Dictionary 4th Edition Definition (http://www.bartleby.com/61/30/Z0033000.html)