kazoo

[kuh-zoo]
noun, plural kazoos.
1.
a musical toy consisting of a tube that is open at both ends and has a hole in the side covered with parchment or membrane, which produces a buzzing sound when the performer hums into one end. Also called mirliton.
2.
Slang.
a.
the buttocks.
b.
the anus.

Origin:
1880–85, Americanism; origin uncertain; alleged to be imitative

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kazoo (kəˈzuː)
 
n , pl -zoos
a cigar-shaped musical instrument of metal or plastic with a membranous diaphragm of thin paper that vibrates with a nasal sound when the player hums into it
 
[C20: probably imitative of the sound produced]

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Word Origin & History

kazoo
1884, Amer.Eng., probably altered from earlier bazoo "trumpet" (1877); probably ultimately onomatopoeic (cf. bazooka). In England, formerly called a Timmy Talker, in France, a mirliton.
"Kazoos, the great musical wonder, ... anyone can play it; imitates fowls, animals, bagpipes, etc." [1895 Montgomery Ward catalogue, p.245]
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Example sentences
So fired, so refined, artificial everything up the kazoo.
Presents a show featuring his published and unpublished picture books and songs accompanied by guitar and kazoo.
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