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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
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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
450 170
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
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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
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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
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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
5 22
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
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