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8.
A remote device for controlling electrical goods. (TV, Hifi etc)

Dervived from the term to Zap (change) a channel
I have three zappas:-

Frank works the telly
Dwezill works the video
and Moonunit works the DVD
by black Flag June 11, 2004
 
1.
1. Frank Zappa - Revolutionary guitarist/composer/humourist

2. A little white cute fluffy maltese poodle somewhere in South Africa
Frank Zappa is dead
by Callan Wolff January 17, 2004
 
2.
To make a composition in the style of Frank Zappa; "put the eyebrows" on a musical or textual creation.
I was going to keep it stark, but then the imp in my head made me decide to zappa it instead.
by Angus June 19, 2004
 
3.
the surname of a very tallented, mad, queer(queer as Tom Waits or Nick Cave)music man. That Gogo Bordello guy really looks like him!
zappa da rappa da rap rap....
by modellingsucks July 31, 2006
 
4.
1. One who dates or attempts to date unattractive morbidly obese women. More times than not a Zappa will be rejected by these women who also fit one or more of the following traits: single mothers, drug addicts, parolee's, live at home with their parents, or on welfare.

2. To be unsuccessful or fail at most everything you attempt such as job interviews, tests, and everyday tasks.

3. One who is a very lazy procrastinator, unattractive, overweight, and not goal driven.

4. Someone who blame's everyone else for their misfortune and can not take or follow advice.
1. Steve: "Dang, did you see that guy dancing with that Wild Snorlax out there?"

Bob: "Oh yeah, that guy is a total Zappa!"

2. Mark: "How did you do on your math test today?"

Chris: "Dude, I totally pulled a Zappa."

3. Mom: "Did you take out the trash today like I've asked you to do over and over again?"

Child: "No, long story"

Mom: "Stop being a Zappa and take out the trash!"

4. Arnold: "You should totally go to the gym and work out, it'll get you in better shape!"

Sylvester: "Yeah, you're right... but round is a shape!"

Arnold: "Why do you always have to be such a Zappa!?!"
by Bull5 April 08, 2014
 
5.
To pull a Zappa, To skip class, to be non existent. The person everyone knows is real but has never seen. To never show up.
Example #1:
person 1: are you going to go to class today?
person 2: no, I'm planing on pulling a zappa.

Example #2:

person 1: Hey I didn't see you at the party last night
person 2: no, I pulled a zappa.
by evidenceclass November 25, 2009
 
6.
Originated in Canton, Michigan. Used mostly by attractive women in their twenty's. A word used as a question when you don't understand what someone is saying.
Elderly people's faces smell funny.... ZAPPA?
by pkilla August 22, 2005
 
7.
A male who truely respects 'The Importance Hierarchy' - Family, mates, chicks, in no other order.
1. Yeah Tommy is a real zappa, he's free to hang out after visiting his nan 'coz he tied up his mind-controlling and manipulating bitch of a girlfriend in the basement.

2. I'm charging my friends for multiple counts of DMB over a three month period. Am I the only zappa around here?
by jEz Smith June 24, 2006