pizazz

[puh-zaz]
noun Informal.
1.
energy; vitality; vigor.
2.
attractive style; dash; flair.
Also, pizzazz.


Origin:
1935–40, Americanism; origin obscure

pizazzy, adjective
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pizzazz or pizazz (pəˈzæz)
 
n
informal pazzazz, pazazz, Also called: pzazz an attractive combination of energy and style; sparkle, vitality, glamour
 
[C20: origin obscure]
 
pizazz or pizazz
 
n
 
[C20: origin obscure]

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pizazz
1937, probably originally college or show-biz slang.
"Pizazz, to quote the editor of the Harvard Lampoon, is an indefinable dynamic quality, the je ne sais quoi of function; as for instance, adding Scotch puts pizazz into a drink. Certain clothes have it, too." ["Harper's Bazaar," March 1937]
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Example sentences
Their fast paced shows are filled with energy, artistry and lots of pizzazz.
Finally, the pumpkin cheesecakes call for something dramatic, something with
  pizzazz.
Both will feature indoor growing systems, some higher end technologies that
  bring pizzazz to how people think about farming.
Then, there are those docs with the polished pizzazz and dramatic thrust of a
  feature film.
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