1. a spastic.
|‘Spazz’ [lyrics] I said, get offa the floor, get offa the floor, boy, people gonna think, yes they’re gonna think, people gonna think you’re a spazz.|
|Guardian G2 6 Jan. 5: Surely Sheringham cannot be doing what I believe is called [...] a ’spaz’ impression.|
2. (student/school) one who is useless, clumsy, incompetent and is thus socially unacceptable; thus hyperspazz, spaz attack, a state of excitement.
|ADS-L [Internet] SPAZ, n. [Regional] (shortened from spastic) 1. Obsolete. A person lacking in the common social skills & virtues. See TWITCH.journal cited 25/06/05|
|Current Sl. II:3 10: Spass, n. An uncoordinated person (from spastic). [Ibid.] II:4 9: Spaz attack, n. An upset, excited condition.|
|Aus. Women’s Wkly 3 Apr. 58/3: ‘Like, my art teacher is a spaz.’ ‘A spaz?’ ‘Hopeless, a wipe-out’.|
|AS L:1/2 67: spas n 1: Uncoordinated, clumsy person 2: Person regarded as dull, foolish, or stupid.‘Razorback Sl.’ in|
|Union Dues (1978) 103: The old man has been a total spaz since the year one, the coordination of a five-year-old.|
|It (1987) 147: He was a spasmoid, but I loved him.|
|That Eye, The Sky 80: He doesn’t look like a spaz.|
|Campus Sl. Apr. 5: Bill had a hyperspazz when he found out that his car had been totaled.|
|TwentyFourSeven [film script] (1998) 84: Oh bollocks. His room’s at the back, you spazz.|
|Angry White Pyjamas 265: Paul thinks you’re a spaz.|
|Reach 35: For the next three years all I seemed to hear were jubilant cries of ‘spas’ or ‘spasmo’.|
|OnLine Dict. of Playground Sl. [Internet] spack, spaz, spazmo, spacker, spanner, spadge n. [...] An excessively stupid or unpleasant person.|
|Curious Incident of the Dog 56: People used to call [...] the children at school spaz and crip and mong.|
|Black Swan Green 292: Right spazzers we must have looked.|
|Pigeon English 33: We weren’t talking to you, spaz.|
|(con. 1980s) Skagboys 82: Ah’d rather be stuck wi the lassies than these fuckin spazwits.|
3. (US campus) a general pej.; no physical incompetence is implied.
|in N.Y. Times 11 Apr. E14/6: Your teen-age daughter asks what you think of her ‘shades,’ which you are canny enough to know are her sunglasses, and you say, ‘Cool,’ and she says, ‘Oh, Dad, what a spaz!’.|
|I Lost it at Movies III 259: The term that American teen-agers now use as the opposite of ‘tough’ is ‘spaz’. A spaz is a person who is courteous to teachers, plans for a career [...] and believes in official values. A spaz is something like what adults still call a square.|
|Campus Sl. Fall 3: CRACK-WHORE – person unworthy of respect or esteem [...] Also SPAZ.|
1. (also spazzed) stupid, uncontrolled, bizarre, intense, nervous (cf. spazzled adj.).
|Sl. U. 178: spazzy energetically weird, hyper.|
|Campus Sl. Mar. 9: spazzed – tense and uptight.|
|OnLine Dict. of Playground Sl. [Internet] spack, spaz, spazmo, spacker, spanner, spadge n. [...] An excessively stupid or unpleasant person. (also adj. spasticated, spazzy, spazzed).|
|(con. 1980s) Skagboys 110: Ma Auntie Alice wis lookin eftir spazzy Wee Davie.|
2. good, wonderful.
|Lore and Lang. of Schoolchildren (1977) 181: Other superlatives in favour were: [...] snazzy, and spazzy (used particularly of costume).|
3. lit. spastic or disabled.
|Filth 374: Bruce Robertson, the Cripple Shagger! Whaire’s yir wee spazzy bird the day?|
(UK juv.) an unflattering haircut.
|OnLine Dict. of Playground Sl. [Internet] spaz cut n. A haircut which makes the wearer look like a spaz.|
|Homeboy 268: Sunny [...] recognized them for what they were, spaz pads.|
a fool, an idiot.
|Filth 7: I know that spazwit’s crack; the bastard wants to be a fuckin scriptwriter.|
|Glue 90: How can they say Manchester United’s a Fenian team? Fuckin spazwits.|
(Aus.) to lose one’s temper.
|Lingo 104: Parents may be requested not to chuck a spaz when remonstrating with some less than satisfactory aspect of their adolescent offspring’s behaviour.|
|Reed Dict. of N.Z. Sl. 47: chuck a mental/spaz/wobbly Lose temper or behave erratically.|