An example of jazz is the music of Louis Armstrong.
The same old jazz.
I'm just going down to the shops and jazz = I am off to purchase items and etcetera.
That show was the jazz! = That musical concert/television program was most enjoyable.
This risotto is simply the jazz. = This risotto was cooked in the classic manner.
You’ve gone and jazzed it now! = It is ruined.
Stop jazzing me! = Leave me alone.
What jazz were you referring to earlier?
What is all this jazz lying around?
Stop talking jazz.
Don’t jazz it too much! = Be careful, it was good to start with!
- and so forth; et cetera
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of jazz
- Originally, vim, vigor, pep, copulation, semen perhaps shortening of earlier jasm vim, vigor and akin to jism
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Etymology uncertain. A detailed account is available in the Wikipedia article.