doozies

doozie

[doo-zee] Informal.
noun
1.
Also, doozer [doo-zer] . something that is extraordinary or outstanding of its kind: The storm was a doozie, with winds of fifty miles an hour.
Verb phrases, past and past participle doozied, present participle dooziing.
2.
doozie up, to make more attractive or appealing, as by adding features or ornaments, cleaning or repairing, or clothing brightly: You'll have to doozie up the house before you can sell it.

Origin:
1925–30, Americanism; of uncertain origin; sometimes associated with the Duesenburg, a luxury auto, though the variant dozy precedes the appearance of the car in 1920

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doozy

[doo-zee] Informal.
noun, plural doozies, verb, doozied, doozying.
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doozy (ˈduːzɪ)
 
n , pl -zies
slang something excellent: the plot's a doozy

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doozy
also doozie, 1903 (adj.), 1916 (n.), perhaps an alteration of daisy, or from popular It. actress Eleonora Duse (1859-1924). In either case, reinforced by Duesenberg, expensive, classy make of automobile 1920s-30s.
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