/ (pəˈzæz) /
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informal an attractive combination of energy and style; sparkle, vitality, glamourAlso called: pazzazz, pazazz, pzazz
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Word Origin for pizzazz
C20: origin obscure
Words nearby pizzazz
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How to use pizzazz in a sentence
Marco Zanini delivered a collection for Rochas that was flirty and feminine with a bit of pizzazz.Rochas's Sweet Tooth|Alice Cavanagh|September 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Does he have enough pizzazz to broaden his base and enough agility to survive the coming wave of opposition attacks?Mitt Romney in a Squeaker in Iowa’s GOP Caucuses|Howard Kurtz|January 4, 2012|DAILY BEAST
And historically they have been allowed more pizzazz, more personal flair.Herman Cain's Power Suit|Robin Givhan|November 4, 2011|DAILY BEAST
The Texas governor has executive experience, conservative cred, success generating jobs, and pizzazz.How Perry Could Win|Jill Lawrence|July 29, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Yet over and over Mr. Pawlenty has been intent on trying to offer us pizzazz.The Next GOP Cattle Call||June 13, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Peel off and place for a touch of pizzazz: clowns, penguins, teddy bears, etc.