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[snaz-ee] /ˈsnæz i/
adjective, snazzier, snazziest.
extremely attractive or stylish; flashy; fancy:
a snazzy dresser.
Origin of snazzy
First recorded in 1930-35; origin uncertain
Related forms
snazziness, noun Unabridged
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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
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Word Origin and History for snazzy

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

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  1. Elegant; smart and fashionable; clever and desirable; nifty, ritzy: mounted on snazzy mag-type wheels/ While they may appear snazzy now, time will take its toll (1932+)
  2. Gaudy and meretricious; hokey, jazzy: TV's wittiest, toughest, least snazzy news strip (1970s+)

[perhaps a blend of snappy and jazzy]

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