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[snaz-ee] /ˈsnæz i/
adjective, snazzier, snazziest.
extremely attractive or stylish; flashy; fancy:
a snazzy dresser.
Origin of snazzy
1930-35; origin uncertain
Related forms
snazziness, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for snazzy
  • Adds some toasts and a little mascarpone, and you've got quite the snazzy little appetizer.
  • Make your chart as snazzy and professional as possible, and place it prominently in your office.
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  • Thousands of apps will be downloaded, perhaps used for a week, and then abandoned in favor of the lastest snazzy offering.
  • Firstly, if you cast your eyes a few pixels upwards, you'll notice the snazzy new banner.
  • If there's nothing solid actually there except drawings and ideas and computer simulations however snazzy then.
  • The last set of local races had some really snazzy color mailings on heavy card stock.
  • snazzy aluminum case with a cool blue light on the fan.
  • snazzy touch-sensitive buttons control media options and system settings.
  • We describe a few small companies that struck it rich with their snazzy gadgets.
British Dictionary definitions for snazzy


adjective -zier, -ziest
(informal) (esp of clothes) stylishly and often flashily attractive
Derived Forms
snazzily, adverb
snazziness, noun
Word Origin
C20: perhaps from sn(appy + j)azzy
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for snazzy

"stylish, flashy," 1932, U.S. colloquial, perhaps a blend of snappy and jazzy.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for snazzy



Elegance; smartness; class: parading his tricks with skill and snazz (1930s+)

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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