lollapalooza

[ lol-uh-puh-loo-zuh ]
/ ˌlɒl ə pəˈlu zə /

noun Slang.

an extraordinary or unusual thing, person, or event; an exceptional example or instance.

Nearby words

  1. loliginid,
  2. lolita,
  3. loll,
  4. lollage,
  5. lolland,
  6. lollard,
  7. lollardry,
  8. lollipop,
  9. lollipop man,
  10. lollo rosso

Also lol·la·pa·loo·sa, lalapalooza, lallapalooza.

Origin of lollapalooza

An Americanism dating back to 1900–05; origin uncertain

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British Dictionary definitions for lollapalooza

lollapalooza

lalapalooza

/ (ˌlɒləpəˈluːzə) /

noun

US slang something excellent

Word Origin for lollapalooza

origin unknown

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Word Origin and History for lollapalooza

lollapalooza

n.

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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