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doozie

[doo-zee] /ˈdu zi/
noun
1.
Also, doozer
[doo-zer] /ˈdu zər/ (Show IPA)
. 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
1925-1930
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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Examples from the web for doozie
  • 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.
Slang definitions & phrases for doozie

doozie

noun

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.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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