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[zig-feld] /ˈzɪg fɛld/
[flawr-uh nz,, flor-] /ˈflɔr ənz,, ˈflɒr-/ (Show IPA),
1867–1932, U.S. theatrical producer. Unabridged
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  • Mr. Ziegfeld never produced so fantastic and colorful a spectacle.

    Where the Strange Trails Go Down E. Alexander Powell
  • As somebody or other has so aptly said, "It's great to be young and a Ziegfeld chorus girl."

    Pieces of Hate Heywood Broun
  • A certain reserve and reticence is part of the Ziegfeld tradition.

    Pieces of Hate Heywood Broun
  • They bloomed along the fence today like a Ziegfeld chorus on an outing.

    Biltmore Oswald J. Thorne Smith, Jr.
  • Here, my dear pilgrims, is an entertainment to be squeezed between Ziegfeld's and the Winter Garden.

    Hints to Pilgrims Charles Stephen Brooks
  • Well, these Arctic horrors are Ziegfeld beauts compared to the Martian fair sex.

    Mars Confidential Jack Lait
  • No, I ain't gettin' her mixed with any of Mr. Ziegfeld's stars, nor she ain't any broker's bride plucked from the switch-board.

    Torchy and Vee Sewell Ford
  • Each of the Ziegfeld Follies is perfect of its kind, but just as in the plays of Pinero, form has triumphed over substance.

    Pieces of Hate Heywood Broun
  • Ziegfeld scenery, Ziegfeld costumes mean something definite.

    Pieces of Hate Heywood Broun
British Dictionary definitions for Ziegfeld


Florenz (ˈflɒrənz). 1869–1932, US theatrical producer, noted for his series of extravagant revues (1907–31), known as the Ziegfeld Follies
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Ziegfeld

in reference to showgirls or stage revues, 1913, from Florenz Ziegfeld (1869-1932), U.S. theatrical producer, who staged annual "follies" from 1907-1931.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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