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doozy

or doo·zie

[ doo-zee ]
/ ˈdu zi /
Informal.
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noun plural doo·zies.

Also doo·zer [doo-zer] /ˈdu zər/ . something that is extraordinary or outstanding of its kind: The storm was a doozy, with winds of fifty miles an hour.

Verb Phrases past and past participle doo·zied,present participle doo·zy·ing.

doozy up, to make more attractive or appealing, as by adding features or ornaments, cleaning or repairing, or clothing brightly: You'll have to doozy up the house before you can sell it.

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Origin of doozy

First recorded in 1925–30, Americanism; of uncertain origin; sometimes associated with the Duesenburg, a luxury auto, though the variant dozy precedes the appearance of the car in 1920
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British Dictionary definitions for doozy

doozy
/ (ˈduːzɪ) /

noun plural -zies

slang something excellentthe plot's a doozy
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