orig. var. of daisy, later assoc. with Duesenberg (automobile) as standard of excellence
See doozy in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Something extraordinary or bizarre: “Among the delicious names taken by, or given to, minor political parties in the United States . . . are these doozies: Quids, Locofocos, Barnburners, Coodies, Hunkies, Bucktails”(Saturday Review).
Origin: Possibly blend of daisy
Origin: and Duesenberg, a luxury car of the late 1920s and 1930s