Origin of razzle-dazzle
Examples from the Web for razzle-dazzle
But he did speak to the issue of the razzle-dazzle camera moves, at least indirectly.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
You knew this would be razzle-dazzle, filled with glitter and popping bottles and Jay-Z.‘The Great Gatsby’ Debate: Is Baz Luhrmann’s Film Genius or Rubbish?|Marlow Stern, Isabel Wilkinson|May 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Yes, the razzle-dazzle of commercial news is more exciting and the social networking of Internet-based technologies is edgier.
The razzle-dazzle of London doesn't appeal to a man much, when he's been on the bend in sea-ports.Aliens|William McFee
Perhaps if I'd told her the truth instead of all that razzle-dazzle we might—but, confound it!The Four Million|O. Henry
With a yellow ticket, again—but without any razzle-dazzle this time.Police Your Planet|Lester del Rey
That sneak I gave the razzle-dazzle to yesterday is in this.The Boy Scouts On The Range|Lieut. Howard Payson
He said that a razzle-dazzle was something like a merry-go-round, except that as it went round and round it also went up and down.The Palm Tree Blessing|W. E. Shepard
British Dictionary definitions for razzle-dazzle
Word Origin for razzle-dazzle
Word Origin and History for razzle-dazzle
1886, American English slang, varied reduplication of dazzle (q.v.).
My confrère, The Chevalier, last month gave a new name to the scarfs of disjointed pattern when he called them the razzle-dazzle. The name was evidently a hit of the most patent character, for in several avenue and Broadway stores the clerks have thrown out a display of broken figures before me and explained that the ruling style at present was the razzle-dazzle, and the word seems to have been equally effective with the public, for when it is quoted by the live salesman, the customer, I am told is at once interested and caught by it. ["Clothier and Furnisher" magazine, Jan. 1889]
Meaning "state of confusion" is from 1889.