noun, plural doo·zies, verb, doo·zied, doo·zy·ing. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for doozy

beauty, humdinger, killer, something, lulu

Examples from the Web for doozy

Contemporary Examples of doozy

Historical Examples of doozy

  • Of course everyone expected a doozy of a slump after Christmas.

    And All the Earth a Grave

    Carroll M. Capps (AKA C.C. MacApp)

  • It's called "the paradox of the false positive," and it's a doozy.

    Little Brother

    Cory Doctorow

British Dictionary definitions for doozy


noun plural -zies

slang something excellentthe plot's a doozy
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Word Origin and History for doozy

also doozie, 1903 (adj.), 1916 (n.), perhaps an alteration of daisy, or from popular Italian actress Eleonora Duse (1859-1924). In either case, reinforced by Duesenberg, the expensive, classy make of automobile from the 1920s-30s.

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