Etymology
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razzmatazz (n.)

1894, a slang word but the earliest uses are unclear as to sense, perhaps a varied reduplication of jazz (n.). The word had early associations with jazz, which by the 1930s had become disparaging, "old-fashioned jazz," especially in contrast to swing.

updated on May 04, 2021

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Definitions of razzmatazz from WordNet

razzmatazz (n.)
any exciting and complex play intended to confuse (dazzle) the opponent;
Synonyms: razzle-dazzle / razzle / razmataz
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