lollapalooza

lollapalooza

[lol-uh-puh-loo-zuh]
noun Slang.
an extraordinary or unusual thing, person, or event; an exceptional example or instance.
Also, lollapaloosa, lalapalooza, lallapalooza.


Origin:
1900–05, Americanism; origin uncertain

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lollapalooza or lalapalooza (ˌlɒləpəˈluːzə)
 
n
slang (US) something excellent
 
[origin unknown]
 
lalapalooza or lalapalooza
 
n
 
[origin unknown]

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lollapalooza
"remarkable or wonderful person or thing," 1904 (lallapalootza), Amer.Eng., fanciful formation.
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