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A person or thing that is remarkable, wonderful, superior, etc; beaut, humdinger: a little 30-page doozey called ''Making Chicken Soup''/ Want a swell Naval Air Station? I got two doozies up for grabs

[1916+; origin uncertain; perhaps fr a humorous repronunciation of daisy; certainly reinforced by dusy, duesie, and other shortenings of Duesenberg, the name of a very expensive and desirable car of the 1920s and '30s]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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