What Does CUZ Mean in a Text?

The abbreviation CUZ is a contraction used with the meanings "Cousin" and "Because." Here is more information about each of these definitions, together with examples of use.


CUZ is widely used in text messaging and speech as a straightforward abbreviation of the word "Cousin." In this context, CUZ, as well as the actual word "Cousin," is often used as slang for "Friend." For example:
  • Driver: Yo CUZ, how's it going?
  • Police Officer: Good evening sir. I'm not your cousin, but I could be your friend if you show me your license.
Cousin is also abbreviated as CUZZ and CUH.


CUZ is often used in online chats and instant messaging as an abbreviation of "Because" (as in "for the reason that" or "in view of the fact that"). For example:
  • Patient: When my hand gets better, will I be able to play the piano?
  • Doctor: Of course.
  • That's great, CUZ I could never play the piano before!
  • Question: Why does a chicken coop only have two doors?
  • Answer: CUZ if it had four doors it would be a chicken sedan!
CUZ is just one of many abbreviations of the word "Because." Others include:

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When I write CUZ, I mean this:

meaning of CUZ

CUZ also means "Cousin."

Summary of Key Points

First Definition of CUZ

"Cousin" is a common definition for CUZ on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Type:Slang Word (Jargon)
Guessability:guessability level 1
1: Easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults, Teenagers, and Under 13s

Second Definition of CUZ

"Because" is another common definition for CUZ.
Type:Slang Word (Jargon)
Guessability:guessability level 1
1: Easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults, Teenagers, and Under 13s

An Academic Look at CUZ

Whether used with the meaning "Cousin" or "Because," CUZ is essentially a contraction. Some contractions use letters of the fully expanded word in sequence. Other contractions use letters from the start and end of the fully expanded version (e.g., Dr). Contractions can also be formed by replacing a letter or letters with an apostrophe (e.g., can't).

CUZ is also a slang word. Slang refers to words, phrases and uses of language that are regarded as very informal and which are often restricted to a special context or a particular group of users

Example of CUZ Used in a Text

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