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invented word from "Captain Marvel" comics, 1940.

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An exclamation of triumphant and delighted announcement, emphasis, etc: SHAZAM! He was up on the table/ Go ahead and say it, Shazam!, juice it up

[1940+; fr the operative or command word of a magician, similar to presto change-o]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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