Words That Start With Z

50+ Words Starting With Z to Zap Your Brain

This list of words starting with z is great to boost anyone’s vocabulary skills. Put them to use in games like Scrabble or simply browse to learn a new word.

This list of words that start with the letter z is perfect for when friends or family are playing games such as Scrabble or Words with Friends. Read through the list below of words starting with z to up your vocabulary knowledge.

List of Words Starting with Z

2-Letter Words that Start with Z

(n) a term that’s short for ‘pizza’

3-Letter Words that Start with Z

Zap

(v) strike suddenly, with force

Zep

(n) a large sandwich made of a long crusty roll filled with meats and cheeses

4-Letter Words Beginning with Z

Zany

(adj) amusingly unconventional: tomfoolery

Zarf

(n) an ornamental metal cup-shaped holder for coffee

Zawn

(n) an isolated sandy cave in a coastal cliff

Zeal

(n) a feeling of strong eagerness

Zebu

(n) a domesticated ox having a humpback and long horns

Zest

(adj) vigorous and enthusiastic enjoyment

Ziff

(n) an old Australian slang word for beard

Zing

(n) the activeness of an energetic personality

Ziti

(n) a medium-sized tubular pasta

Zizz

(n) a whizzing or buzzing sound

Zone

(n) a circumscribed geographical region

Zori

(n) a sandal attached to the foot by a thing over the toes

5-Letter Words that Start with Z

Zazzy

(adj) 1960s slang for something flashy or colorful

Zebra

(n) an animal characterized by black and white stripes

Zemni

(n) blind mole-rat

Zibib

(n) a colorless alcoholic drink made from raisins

Zilch

(n) a quantity of no importance

Zippy

(adj) quick and energetic

Zuppa

(n) a soup or chowder

6-Letter Words that Start with Z

Zaftig

(adj) having a full, rounded figure; plump

Words That Start With Z

Zeugma

(n) a figure of speech in which a word applies to two others in different senses

Zigzag

(n) a line or course that has abrupt, alternate right and left turns

Zinger

(n) a striking or caustic remark

Zephyr

(n) a slight, usually refreshing wind

Words That Start With Z

Zither

(n) a musical stringed instrument

Zombie

(n) a dead body that has been brought back to life by supernatural forces

Zoster

(n) a girdle

Zydeco

(n) music of southern Louisiana that combines French dance melodies with Caribbean music

Words That Start With Z

Zygote

(n) the cell resulting from the union of an ovum and a spermatozoon

7-Letter Words that Start with Z

Zamboni

(n) a machine that smoothes the ice in an ice skating rink

Zarnder

(n) popular in the 1900s, it is a women’s loose ringlet of hair worn over one shoulder

Zeppole

(n) a large doughnut

Zillion

(number) a very large indefinite number

Zoolite

(n) the fossil of an animal

Zymurgy

(n) the study or practice of fermentation in brewing/winemaking/distilling Thought Catalog Logo Mark

8-Letter Words that Start with Z

Zealotry

(n) excessive and uncompromising intolerance of opposing views

Zealous

(adj) Active interest and enthusiasm

Zirconia

(n) a white crystalline oxide

Zoonosis

(n) a disease that can be transferred from animals to humans

9-Letter Words that Start with Z

Zelotypia

(n) excessive jealousy

Zoophobia

(n) fear of animals

10-Letter Words that Start with Z

Zidovudine

(n) an antiviral drug used in the treatment of AIDS

Zeaxanthin

(n) main pigment in yellow Indian corn

Zoographer

(n) an artist that specializes in drawing animals

Zoophagous

(adj) feeding on other animals

Zwitterion

(n) a molecule or ion having separate positive and negative charged groups

11-Letter Words that Start with Z

Zoocephalic

(adj) part of mythology, gods/mythical beings with the head of an animal

Words That Start With Z

12-Letter Words that Start with Z

Zowerswopped

(adj) grumpy or ill-natured, can be traced back to old English dialect

Words That Start With Z

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