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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The real doozie was the third building that collapsed in a similar way with no plane impact and no serious fire.
It sure seemed to be a doozie when it came to disasters.
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