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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ Where else but on the Net could you succeed in show biz without really trying?
▪ The music biz would rather manufacture acts than nurture artists.
▪ They have a music biz ring through their noses: the last rock band.
▪ As a result, people can now place online, much to the anguish of the music biz.
▪ Ms. Francis reports on the music biz for the magazine.
▪ Agents, these days, they look like corporation men but Herrick was more show biz than Coco the Clown.
▪ Called biz / ed, the new service can be found on the Internet, and reached via your computer and modem.
▪ It looks the biz in its racy colours, with go-faster body kit, spoilers and 15in alloys.
▪ Rather, it serves as an eminently readable reference book for those considering a life in food biz.
▪ She had come closer than anyone in the biz, had looked inside of him and seen stuff worth redeeming.
▪ Show biz happens to be the biggest, of course.
▪ The answer probably lies in the complex maze of hype, distribution and luck which makes up today's rock biz.
▪ We in the news biz often speculate on the potency of your influence.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1862, American English, colloquial and phonetic shortening of business.


n. (context slang English) business


n. your occupation or line of work; "he's in the plumbing game"; "she's in show biz" [syn: game]

Biz (detergent)

Biz Stain & Odor Eliminator is an enzyme-based, oxygenated and color-safe bleach, detergent booster and pre-treater for laundry stains, sold in both liquid and powder form. It is an enzyme-based bleach that can break down proteins.

Biz bleach was invented by Charles McCarty, a researcher at Procter & Gamble (P&G), and introduced to the American market in 1967. Redox Brands purchased it from P&G in an auction held in the summer of 2000. Forbes estimated the purchase price as more than $40 million. Annual sales revenue reached about $40 million one year later.

Biz was recommended for cleaning the skulls of dead animals in an article on the web site of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, and the writer Bob Harris reported that, when researching for a crime series, he had been told by an FBI employee that the product could be recommended for boiling skulls.


Biz, BIZ or The Biz may refer to:

  • Biz, colloquial for business
  • Biz (detergent), a laundry detergent
  • Biz Stone (born 1974), co-founder of Twitter
  • Biz Mackey (1897-1965), American catcher and manager in Negro league baseball
  • .biz, a generic top-level domain name
  • BIZ ( Berliner Illustrirte Zeitung), a German news magazine
  • BIZ (German: Bank für internationalen Zahlungsausgleich), the Bank for International Settlements
  • ISO 639 code for the Ngiri language, native to the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • The Biz (album), 1995, by The Sea and Cake
  • The Biz (TV series), a BBC children's drama series which originally aired from 1994 to 1996
  • The Biz (video game), a 1984 computer game about managing a rock band
  • The Biz (newspaper), an Australian weekly publication from 1917 to 1980

Usage examples of "biz".

And that could change with the biz whizzing through Wall Street on any given day.

Money had never interested me as much as doing the right biz for the right reasons.

I went down in a nasty piece of biz, anyone looking too close might be able to tie her with me.

Argent placed the biz end of the Guardian at the center of his forehead.

It had helped that Peg had stayed out of my biz until after I put Andi on the jet to Boston that morning.

She wanted to have this over with and get back to her own biz, whatever that was.

It meant their top gun had finally got them some biz, or at least some kinda offer, and about fragging time, too.

The other half, those with biz to conduct and runs of their own to make, were less than thrilled.

Sarabande had eclectic tastes, but she was easily bored, especially when biz awaited.

So he just said that he had a proposal for biz and that Sally should meet him tomorrow just after sunset, at the usual place just off High Bridge Road.

More than cushy: Ferraris and chauffeurs, cribs in Holmby, dabbles in the film biz, private dinners with politicos and power brokers.

If this guy was an advert for the drugs biz, thought Suttle, then there must be better ways of earning a living.

In this biz, everyone had to start on the bottom rung and claw his way up, and the members of Dingoes weren’t stupid enough to think they’d be any exception.

When he was in the biz he was the kind of guy who catalysed value wherever he went, leaving money trees growing in his footprints.

Nevertheless, in the movie biz, where the sight of someone wearing his heart on his sleeve was more commonly encountered than the name of even the most spectacularly successful fashion designer of the moment, Ahriman had been frustrated to find himself a victim of such hypocrisy.