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jazzy

[ jaz-ee ]
/ ˈdʒæz i /
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adjective, jazz·i·er, jazz·i·est.

pertaining to or suggestive of jazz music.
Informal. active or lively.
Informal. fancy or flashy: a jazzy sweater.

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jazzed, jazzercise, jazzetry, jazzman, jazzwoman, jazzy, jaçana, jaén, jc, jcb, jcd

Origin of jazzy

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

jazzy

/ (ˈdʒæzɪ) /

adjective jazzier or jazziest informal

of, characteristic of, or resembling jazz music
gaudy or flashya jazzy car
Derived Formsjazzily, adverbjazziness, noun
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Word Origin and History for jazzy

jazzy


adj.

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

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