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doozy

[doo-zee] /ˈdu zi/
noun, plural doozies, verb, doozied, doozying.
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  • Psychiatry is about to spring a doozy on those with mental illness.
British Dictionary definitions for doozy

doozy

/ˈduːzɪ/
noun (pl) -zies
1.
(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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Slang definitions & phrases for doozy

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]


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