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

Related Words for lollapalooza

wonderment, lollapalooza

Examples from the Web for lollapalooza

Contemporary Examples of lollapalooza

  • From Bonnaroo and Governors Ball to Warped Tour and Lollapalooza, see the hottest concerts of the summer.

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    The Best Summer Music Festivals

    Marina Watts

    May 19, 2014

  • (Ynet) No Lollapalooza in TA this summer - Music festival scheduled for August postponed until 2014 for logistical reasons.

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    Sheldon Adelson And Chuck Hagel

    Orly Halpern

    January 28, 2013

  • Tell us about Lollapalooza, and cooking there, for some of the bands.

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    Confessions of a Mad Scientist

    Katie Workman

    August 18, 2009

British Dictionary definitions for lollapalooza




US slang something excellent

Word Origin for lollapalooza

origin unknown
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for lollapalooza

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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper