Razzmatazz definition

răzmə-tăz
Excited action or impressive display.
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Evasive or misleading language; double talk.
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Lively spirit; excitement.
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Flashy quality or display; showiness.
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He says he's late for the meeting because his daughter had an emergency at school, but I don't buy this razzmatazz.

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Empty and tiresome speculation.

A few politicians are creating some razzmatazz about reinstating the draft.

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(informal) Something presenting itself in a fanciful and showy, often unrealistic manner, especially when intended to impress and confuse.

Is he really the next big thing, or is all the media attention just a bunch of razzmatazz?

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(rare) A long and imposing series of mindless but necessary tasks; drudgery.

When I finally got done dealing with all the razzmatazz of college registration, I decided to go out and have a drink.

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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of razzmatazz - razzamatazz

Origin of razzmatazz

  • Perhaps alteration of razzle-dazzle

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Origin uncertain; perhaps an extended form of razz(le-dazzle).

    From Wiktionary