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Word of the Day 11/24/17 Razzle-Dazzle

Razzle-Dazzle (noun, adjective)
razzle-dazzle [raz-uh l-daz-uh l]


noun, Informal.
1. showiness, brilliance, or virtuosity in technique or effect, often without concomitant substance or worth; flashy theatricality: The razzle-dazzle of the essay's metaphors cannot disguise its shallowness of thought.
2. Chiefly Football. deceptive action typically consisting of a series of complex maneuvers, as a double reverse or hand-off, usually executed in a flashy manner: a team relying more on power and speed than razzle-dazzle.
3. confusion, commotion, or riotous gaiety.

adjective
4. impressively opulent or decorative, especially in a new way; showy; flashy; eye-catching: a shopping center lined with razzle-dazzle boutiques.
5. energetic, dynamic, or innovative: razzle-dazzle technology; a razzle-dazzle sales pitch.


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Origin: First recorded in 1890-95; rhyming compound based on dazzle

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