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doozy

or doo路zie

[ doo-zee ]
/ 藞du zi /
Informal.
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noun plural doo路zies.
Also doo路zer [doo-zer] /藞du z蓹r/ . 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路zied,present participle doo路zy路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鈥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
/ (藞du藧z瑟) /

noun plural -zies
slang something excellentthe plot's a doozy
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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