- 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
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Lallapalooza is also probably an Irish loan-word, though it is not Gaelic.The American Language
Henry L. Mencken
- US slang something excellent
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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