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jazzy

[jaz-ee]
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adjective, jazz·i·er, jazz·i·est.
  1. pertaining to or suggestive of jazz music.
  2. Informal. active or lively.
  3. Informal. fancy or flashy: a jazzy sweater.
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Origin of jazzy

An Americanism dating back to 1915–20; jazz + -y1
Related formsjazz·i·ly, adverbjazz·i·ness, noun
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Related Words for jazzy

zippy, sexy, flashy, lively, animated, exciting, gaudy, salacious, smart, snazzy, spirited, vivacious, wild, zestful

Examples from the Web for jazzy

Contemporary Examples of jazzy

Historical Examples of jazzy

  • Music not jazzy enough, and she says 'the floor is gritty'; we'll have to fix that.

    Under the Law

    Edwina Stanton Babcock

  • Sedately Betty walked downstairs, but just then Doris sat down at the piano and began a gay, jazzy tune.

    Betty Lee, Senior

    Harriet Pyne Grove

  • The crying voice of the gambling-house barker rode in over the clang and brass of jazzy music, but he couldn't turn the tip.

    The Glory of Ippling

    Helen M. Urban

  • More capricious and jazzy measures have their day but the waltz endures forever!

    Blacksheep! Blacksheep!

    Meredith Nicholson

  • By the time I debarked for the fifth time, I was whistling the tune with jazzy improvisations in a mixed-up tempo.


British Dictionary definitions for jazzy

jazzy

adjective jazzier or jazziest informal
  1. of, characteristic of, or resembling jazz music
  2. gaudy or flashya jazzy car
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Derived Formsjazzily, adverbjazziness, noun
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Word Origin and History for jazzy

adj.

1919, from jazz (n.) + -y (2). Related: Jazzily; jazziness.

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