pizzazz
or pizazz noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1937 the quality of being exciting or attractive: as a. glamour b. vitalitypizzazzy or pizazzy adjective

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  • pizzazz — (Amer.) pɪ zæz n. vigor, energy, courage, spunk …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pizzazz — a slang term meaning ‘verve, sparkle’, has many variant spellings, of which the one given is the most common, with over five times as many examples as pizazz in the OEC. The more alliterative form pzazz occurs very rarely …   Modern English usage

  • pizzazz — [n] energy; flamboyance ability, animation, aptitude, bounce, dash, drive, effectiveness, élan, fire, force, forcefulness, get up and go*, gift, hustle, intensity, juice, knack, life, liveliness, moxie*, muscle, oomph*, panache, pep, pluck,… …   New thesaurus

  • pizzazz — (also pizazz or pzazz) ► NOUN informal ▪ a combination of vitality and style. ORIGIN said to have been invented by Diana Vreeland, fashion editor of Harper s Bazaar in the 1930s …   English terms dictionary

  • Pizzazz — Infobox Album Name = Pizzazz Type = album Longtype = Artist = Patrice Rushen Released = October 23, 1979 Recorded = Genre = R B Length = 38:44 Label = Elektra Producer = Charles Mims, Jr., Patrice Rushen and Reggie Andrews Reviews = *Allmusic… …   Wikipedia

  • pizzazz — piz|zazz [pıˈzæz] n [U] [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: Probably an invented word] informal something that has pizzazz is exciting and has a strong interesting style ▪ Their new album has plenty of pizzazz …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pizzazz — [[t]pɪzæ̱z[/t]] also pzazz, pizazz N UNCOUNT (approval) If you say that someone or something has pizzazz, you mean that they are very exciting, energetic, and stylish. [INFORMAL] ...a young woman with a lot of energy and pizzazz …   English dictionary

  • pizzazz — [pa”zsez] n. punch; glitter and excitement. □ Listen to the way she put pizzazz into that song! □ This script lacks pizzazz …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • pizzazz — noun Flair, zest, or vitality; vigor; energy. The show had a lot of pizzazz, with glittering costumes and upbeat music. See Also: pizzazzy …   Wiktionary

  • pizzazz — piz|zazz [ pə zæz ] noun uncount INFORMAL an exciting quality or style: The show brings some Broadway pizzazz to London s West End …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • pizzazz — noun (U) informal an exciting strong quality or style: This song and dance show needs more pizzazz …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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