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[doo-zee] /ˈdu zi/ Informal.
noun, plural doozies, verb, doozied, doozying.
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  • It's called "the paradox of the false positive," and it's a doozy.

    Little Brother Cory Doctorow
  • Of course everyone expected a doozy of a slump after Christmas.

    And All the Earth a Grave Carroll M. Capps (AKA C.C. MacApp)
British Dictionary definitions for doozy


noun (pl) -zies
(slang) something excellent: the plot's a doozy
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Word Origin and History for doozy

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

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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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