What Does SEZ Mean?

SEZ is a slang word which means "Says" or "Said." It is also an abbreviation used in business circles to mean "Special Economic Zone."

Here is more information about each of these definitions of SEZ, with examples of use.

Says or Said

SEZ is widely used in the English-speaking world as a slang word for both "says" and "said" (i.e., the verb "to say" in both the present and past tense). For example:
  • A jump lead walks into a bar. The bartender SEZ "I'll serve you, but don't start anything."
  • (Here, SEZ is in the present tense and means "says.")
  • A non-renewable natural resource walked in to a bar. The bartender SEZ "I can't serve you, you're wasted!"
  • (Here, SEZ is in the past tense and means "said.")

Special Economic Zone

In business, SEZ is an abbreviation that means "Special Economic Zone." A SEZ is an area in a country that is subject to different economic regulations than others in the same country.

Companies within a SEZ are usually subject to special regulations concerning investment, taxation, trade, quotas, customs, and labor. Operating in a SEZ is meant to help companies be competitive. In some countries the system has been criticized for the abuse of workers and the denial of basic labor rights.

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When I write SEZ, I mean this: meaning of SEZ SEZ also means "Special Economic Zone."

Summary of Key Points

First Definition of SEZ

"Says" or "Said" is the most common definition for SEZ on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
1: Easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults, Teenagers, and Under 13s

Second Definition of SEZ

In business circles, SEZ means "Special Economic Zone."
Definition:Special Economic Zone
Type:Abbreviation and Acronym
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:


An Academic Look at SEZ

When used with the meanings "says" or "said," SEZ is 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.

When used with the meaning "Special Economic Zone," SEZ is both an initialism abbreviation (pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Ess Eee Zed)) and an acronym (an abbreviation pronounced as a word (i.e., "sez")).

Example of SEZ Used in a Text


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