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lallapalooza

or lalapalooza

[lah-luh-puh-loo-zuh] /ˌlɑ lə pəˈlu zə/
noun, Slang.

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 of lollapalooza
1900-1905
1900-05, Americanism; origin uncertain
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  • lallapalooza is also probably an Irish loan-word, though it is not Gaelic.

    The American Language Henry L. Mencken
British Dictionary definitions for lallapalooza

lollapalooza

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

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.

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

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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