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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]

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Solomon-wisdom of, Hercules-strength of, Atlas-stamina of, Zeus-power of, Achilles-great courage of, Mercury-speed of [from original Cap'n Marvel]
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