Origin of razzle-dazzle
Examples from the Web for razzle-dazzle
Contemporary Examples of 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
December 13, 2014
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
Yes, the razzle-dazzle of commercial news is more exciting and the social networking of Internet-based technologies is edgier.Washington's Longest-Running Reality Show
March 31, 2009
Historical Examples of razzle-dazzle
With a yellow ticket, again—but without any razzle-dazzle this time.Police Your Planet
Lester del Rey
Perhaps if I'd told her the truth instead of all that razzle-dazzle we might—but, confound it!The Four Million
That sneak I gave the razzle-dazzle to yesterday is in this.The Boy Scouts On The Range
Lieut. Howard Payson
In the middle of this razzle-dazzle come another crash and a flood of light.Plain Mary Smith
Henry Wallace Phillips
We thought how many people in their so-called Christian life are riding the razzle-dazzle.The Palm Tree Blessing
W. E. Shepard
Word Origin 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.