Doozy meaning

do͝o'zē
Something extraordinary, impressive, or unique.

A doozy of a hailstorm.

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Anything outstanding of its kind.
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(US) Something that is extraordinary. Often used in the context of troublesome, difficult or problematic, but can be used positively as well.

Most of the test was easy, but the last question was a doozy.

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Origin of doozy

  • Probably alteration of daisy splendid person or thing (perhaps influenced by the name of Eleonora Duse (1858–1924), Italian actress)
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Perhaps from daisy (the flower), the name of Italian Actress Eleonora Duse, or the Duesenberg automobile manufacturer.
    From Wiktionary