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lollapalooza

[lol-uh-puh-loo-zuh] /ˌlɒl ə pəˈlu zə/
noun, Slang.
1.
an extraordinary or unusual thing, person, or event; an exceptional example or instance.
Also, lollapaloosa, lalapalooza, lallapalooza.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05, Americanism; origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for lollapaloosa

lollapalooza

/ˌlɒləpəˈluːzə/
noun
1.
(US, slang) something excellent
Word Origin
origin unknown
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Word Origin and History for lollapaloosa

lollapalooza

n.

also lallapaloosa, lallapalootza, etc.; "remarkable or wonderful person or thing," 1901, American English, fanciful formation. The annual North American alternative pop music concert of the same name dates from 1991.

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Slang definitions & phrases for lollapaloosa

lollapalooza

noun

A person or thing that is remarkable, excellent, wonderful, superior, etc; beaut, humdinger: He's got a lollapalooza of a cold (1904+)


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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