or la·la·pa·loo·za


noun Slang.



noun Slang.

an extraordinary or unusual thing, person, or event; an exceptional example or instance.
Also lol·la·pa·loo·sa, lalapalooza, lallapalooza.

Origin of lollapalooza

An Americanism dating back to 1900–05; origin uncertain Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of lallapalooza

  • Lallapalooza is also probably an Irish loan-word, though it is not Gaelic.

    The American Language

    Henry L. Mencken

British Dictionary definitions for lallapalooza




US slang something excellent

Word Origin for lollapalooza

origin unknown
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Word Origin and History for lallapalooza



also lallapaloosa, lallapalootza, etc.; "remarkable or wonderful person or thing," 1901, American English, fanciful formation. The annual North American alternative pop music concert of the same name dates from 1991.

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